“Prime Minister Modi wouldn’t have even barely survived if the Dalit vote share in Gujarat was 18 or 20 per cent like in other states,” Mayawati said at a press conference on her 62nd birthday
Mayawati also questioned as to how the Congress will have the moral right to fight against the BJP’s “anti-constitutional” thinking.
The state government introduced the bill to enact a stringent law on the lines of the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) to combat land mafia, mining mafia and organised crimes in the state.
“If BJP thinks that they are honest and transparent then they should conduct all the upcoming elections in the country with ballot paper instead of EVM.”
Mayawati claimed that in the past as well, similar action had been taken whenever any party worker had taken law into their hands.
On a day when Congress and BJP leaders called off events in Gujarat owing to the effects of cyclone Ockhi, BSP chief Mayawati braved rain and cold winds to address a poll meeting in Rajkot. BJP president Amit Shah called off meetings in Bhavnagar and Amreli while Rahul Gandhi truncated his tour cancelling meetings in […]
Similar demands and allegations about the misuse of EVMs to favour a certain party were raised by Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal.
BSP supremo Mayawati on Friday said there was every possibility that general elections could be advanced and the BJP could begin construction of the Ram temple at Ayodhya to seek votes in the name of Hindutva.
Bahujan Samaj Party which has otherwise stayed away from local body polls in the past, has decided to enter into the fray this time round in order to deal with fresh challenges through a new strategy.
While campaigning for the Samajwadi Party nominee in 2009, the actor had regaled the audience with his famous ‘jaadu ki jhappi’ remark and allegedly said that he would like to give one to Mayawati.
Amit Shah had on Tuesday hit out at Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi for questioning what the BJP had done during its rule, and said it had “given a prime minister who speaks”.
In a statement, Mayawati said that ABVP’s defeats are a “fitting tribute” to Dalit scholar Rohith Vemula, who had committed suicide in Hyderabad University over alleged harassment by the university administration.
“The BJP leaders have shown ‘achhe din’ (good days) to the people of this country by misleading them. Now, the people have made up their minds to show them ‘bure din’ (bad days),” she said in a dig at the BJP’s popular slogan ‘achhe din’.
Saturday marks the centenary of the Mahasankalp Divas, the day Dr BR Ambedkar, father of the Indian constitution, vowed to fight inequality in the Indian society.
Addressing her first rally after her resignation from Rajya Sabha in July, the former chief minister alleged that the dalits, tribals and OBC communities were being oppressed under the BJP.