Mayawati on Tuesday had slammed the BJP-led Uttar Pradesh government for not letting opposition parties protest, a day after police here foiled a Samajwadi Party (SP) agitation over a host of issues.
She was apparently referring to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s statement on Monday, who said that population “imbalance” in the country can lead to anarchy.
As announced, ‘Agnipath’ or ‘Agniveer’ scheme is a process for recruiting soldiers in the Army, Navy, and Air force, to be hired for a term of four years on contract.
The former Uttar Pradesh chief minister claimed that far more posts reserved for the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes are lying vacant for years.
While Sharma’s comments during a TV debate aimed at the founder of Islam have drawn the ire of Muslim groups, Jindal also posted objectionable tweets, deleted later, and has been accused of often posting inciting comments
She said the government should take strict legal action against the culprits ”by rising above religion, caste and party politics and conduct an independent and impartial high-level inquiry”.
She had also alleged the media’s ”aggressive propaganda portraying the BSP as the ‘B team of the BJP’ drove Muslims and anti-BJP voters from it”.
Plummeting to its lowest ever tally of winning only one seat in the current Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls, Mayawati said it was the media’s aggressive propaganda showing the BSP as the ”B team of the BJP” that drove away Muslims and anti-BJP voters from it.
She also thanked the Union Home Minister Amit Shah for acknowledging BSP’s relevance in the state, saying her party is getting votes of all sections of society.
Mayawati was apparently referring to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s comments during an interview to a TV news channel in 2018 that selling pakoras is also a form of employment and can be seen in the light of “job creation”.
The BSP supremo pointed out the uproar that took place when the first Uttar Pradesh Teacher Eligibility Test (UPTET) was held in Uttar Pradesh and now the RRB-NTPC result in Bihar.
The Election Commission on Saturday announced poll dates for five states with Uttar Pradesh going for a seven-phase assembly election from February 10. The counting of votes in all states will take place on March 10.
PM Modi had inaugurated the Kashi Vishwanath Corridor project in his Lok Sabha constituency Varanasi on Monday.
A youth called for questioning at Kasganj police station in a kidnapping case died in custody on Tuesday, with his family members alleging that he was killed by police personnel.
The BJP, she said, is also poised to face the same fate as that of Congress due to its alleged failure to fulfill promises made to the people.
A middle-aged Dalit woman was allegedly raped in the Jewar area by men known to her on Sunday morning, officials said.
Mayawati’s announcement comes days after Mukhtar Ansari’s brother Sigbatullah Ansari joined the Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party.
Addressing a meeting at the BSP headquarters here to mark the culmination of the party’s ‘Prabuddha Varg Sammelans’, Mayawati said, “We have always respected all castes. This party does not belong to any one caste but to all.
Addressing a press conference, Mayawati said, “Now the condition of Congress in the country is very bad. Congress brings people in rallies on daily wages. This is their culture.”
A French judge has been appointed to lead a ”highly sensitive” judicial probe into suspected ”corruption” and ”favouritism” in the Rs 59,000 crore Rafale fighter jet deal with India, French investigative website Mediapart has reported.
Mayawati’s statement comes after the Congress had flayed the party alleging that the “B” in BSP stood for the BJP.
The deep frustration in the BSP cadre is the result of the gnawing feeling of utter irrelevance of the party in the current political scenario, as well as that of party supremo Mayawati, who looks fatigued and spent out.
In a press statement, Mayawati said she had entered into an alliance with the SP in 2019, setting aside the acrimony of the June 2, 1995 incident.
BSP president Mayawati has asked senior party leaders to launch a “Brahmin Jodo” campaign from ‘Navratri’ this month.
She also condemned as “shameful” the ill-treatment meted out to the media and the lathi-charge on the opposition leaders who supported the 19-year-old victim’s family in the past couple of days.