Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo, Mayawati’s resignation has been accepted by the Rajya Sabha Chairman, after she resubmits her it in prescribed format. Mayawati resigned from the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday, hours after she had threatened to quit the Upper House for “not being allowed to speak” about atrocities against Dalits and minorities.
“I was speaking about the atrocities against Dalits, since I belong to that community. But treasury benches did not allow me to speak about that. How can I continue in such an environment,” Mayawati had said after handing over her resignation letter to the Chairman.
“It is not good that I cannot speak in the House on issues close to me… When I got up to speak, the government did not allow me to complete. Since I was not allowed by the ruling party to raise these issues so, I have decided to give resignation from Rajya Sabha,” she added.
Mayawati’s term in the Upper House ends in April next year.