Earlier this month, while saying that the BSP would contest the Uttar Pradesh Assembly bypolls on its own, Mayawati had said that it was not a “permanent break” from the SP. She had said that she could work with SP leader Akhilesh Yadav again in the future if he “fulfills his political duties”.
The BSP also announced Sunday that its Amroha MP Danish Ali was appointed leader of the BSP in Lok Sabha and named Nagina MP Girish Chandra the party whip. Earlier, Ali was named chief whip and Chandra the party leader in the LS.
Meanwhile, Amroha MP Danish Ali was made the leader of the party in Lok Sabha and its Nagina MP Girish Chandra appointed chief whip. Akash, a prominent face in Mayawati's Lok Sabha campaign, had first raised brows with his presence at the birthday celebration of the BSP supremo.
The SP-BSP alliance, stitched up in the run-up to the Lok Sabha elections, suffered a severe setback at the hands of BJP, which won 62 out of the 80 seats in Uttar Pradesh. Eleven assembly bypolls are due in UP after the respective MLAs won the Lok Sabha polls.
The BSP leader Haji Ehsan Ahmed (50) and his nephew Shadaab (27) were gunned down in their office on Gurudwara road. “The accused entered the office with a sweet box, in which they had hidden two firearms, to congratulate Haji following the victory of the party’s newly elected MP,” police had said on Tuesday.
The police said that the killers, who arrived on a bike, entered Haji's office with a box of sweets in which they had hidden the murder weapon. They told the guard that they had come to congratulate Haji for the BSP's Lok Sabha victory in Bijnor.
New Delhi, Feb 24 (ANI): Rajya Sabha Deputy chairman PJ Kurien adjourned the house again till noon as Bahujan Samaj Party leader Mayawati raised the issue of Rohith Vemula, a Dalit student who committed suicide earlier this year after being suspended that created ado. Other BSP MPs also started sloganeering against the Central Government and demanded justice for Vemula's family.
Lucknow, Feb 18 (ANI): Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati has done nothing for Dalits in Uttar Pradesh and added that the latter is of the view that their plight would drastically change for the better if the Congress Party joins hands with them. Targetting the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), he said both wanted to suppress the poor and the downtrodden sections of society.Before reaching the venue of the event he was to address, BJP activists greeted the Congress vice president with black flags.