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Mayawati rules out support to Modi-led government at centre

Mayawati rules out support to Modi-led government at centreLucknow, May 9 : Clearing the air, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati on Friday said her party will not support a Narendra Modi-led government at the centre.

"Modi, in his latest interview, has said that he would seek the support of Mayawati, Jayalalithaa and Mamta Banerjee, if he does not get a majority to form a government. I don't know about the TMC and the AIADMK, but as far as the BSP is concerned, we will not support Modi," Mayawati told media.

Media creating false Modi wave: Mayawati

MayawatiLucknow, April 25 : Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati Friday said the media was trying to create a "false wave" in favour of BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi.

Addressing a press conference in the state capital, the former UP chief minister said that Modi had cast his spell on the media, which was trying to create a "false wave" in his favour.

"Bhajpayiyon ne media ke through ek nakli hawa banane ki koshish ki hai," she said and went on to add that even some "astrologers of fame had been managed to create a wave in favour of the BJP".

Mayawati demands President's rule in UP

MayawatiNew Delhi, Sep 27 : Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati Friday met President Pranab Mukherjee and urged him to impose President's rule in Uttar Pradesh in the wake of the communal violence in Muzaffarnagar that has claimed 48 lives.

"We requested the president to impose Article 356 of the constitution in Uttar Pradesh as the law and order situation in the state has gone out of hand," Maywawti told reporters after the meeting.

The meeting focused on the communal violence in the Muzaffarnagar district that left hundreds injured and displaced thousands.

Mayawati demands President's rule in UP

MayawatiNew Delhi, Sep 9 : Bahujan Samaj Party chief and former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mayawati Monday demanded imposition of President's rule in the state following sectarian violence in Muzaffarnagar district.

Mayawati criticised the Samajwadi Party regime for "failing to control communal flare-ups and (deteriorating) law and order".

Communal clashes have left at least 28 dead over the past two days in Muzaffarnagar district.

If all's so bad in UP, Mayawati should stop coming here: Akhilesh

Akhilesh-YadavLucknow, July 27 : In a scathing attack on his predecessor and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Saturday asked her not to come to Uttar Pradesh if everything was so wrong with the state.

Taking a dig at the frequent demands made by the BSP supremo to impose president's rule in the state, Yadav said Mayawati was just "off balance" -- not in her right mind -- as money was now being used for the genuine welfare of the people.

Mayawati criticises Congress for 'disrespecting' poor

MayawatiLucknow, July 27 : Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati Saturday criticised the Congress for "complete disrespect" to poor people in the country, saying that recent comments of its leaders indicated they did not know what being poor meant.

The former Uttar Pradesh chief minister told journalists that Congress leaders' comments that people can have a meal at Rs. 5 and Rs. 12 showed how much the party is cut off from ground realities in the country.

"On one hand while prices of essential commodities are sky-rocketing, the Congress is poking fun of the pitiable living conditions of the poor and the common man," she said.

Rise above party politics to stop rapes: Mayawati

MayawatiNew Delhi, April 22 : Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati Monday said people should rise above party politics and act to stop rape and violence against women.

"Cases of rape and violence against women are on the rise all over the country. There is a need to rise above party politics and act to stop it," Mayawati said, while participating in a discussion in the Rajya Sabha on security for women.

BSP ready for Lok Sabha polls: Mayawati

MayawatiLucknow, April 17 : Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief and former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mayawati Wednesday said that her party was prepared for the Lok Sabha elections whenever they are held.

Addressing party workers here, the BSP supremo appreciated their efforts in spreading the philosophy of the Dalit movement and said they should now work to translate it into votes.

Pointing out that the Lok Sabha elections could be held anytime now, Mayawati said the people were fed up with the union government and a political uncertainty could necessitate the polls before they are scheduled in 2014.

UP DSP''s killing: Guilty must be punished, says Mayawati

UP DSP''s killing: Guilty must be punished, says Mayawati New Delhi, Mar 8 : Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati on Friday said those who are responsible for the murder of Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Zia-ul-Haq must be punished.

"Those who are guilty for his (Zia Ul Haq''s) murder must be punished. The CBI is working and action will be taken as soon as possible," Mayawati told media outside Parliament here.

UP cop killing: Akhilesh Govt. exemplifies ''goonda raj'', says Mayawati

UP cop killing: Akhilesh Govt. exemplifies ''goonda raj'', says Mayawati New Delhi/Lucknow, Mar. 5 : Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati on Tuesday alleged that the Akhilesh Yadav-led Government in Uttar Pradesh exemplifies ''goonda raj'' and that there is an administration of Samajwadi Party (SP) goons in the state.

Rajasthan must act against Nandy for casteist comments: Mayawati

MayawatiNew Delhi, Jan 26 : BSP leader Mayawati Saturday demanded that the Rajasthan government take strong action against social scientist Ashis Nandy for his comments linking OBCs, the SCs and the STs to corruption and that he be told to leave the Jaipur Literature Festival.

Talking to mediapersons here, Mayawati said Nandy's comments were "wrong, baseless and unfortunate" and reflected casteist mindset.

They were made as part of a thought-out conspiracy to defame people from these communities, said the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo.

Union government should review decision to hike diesel price, Mayawati

Union government should review decision to hike diesel price, MayawatiBahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati on Friday said that the central government should review its decision to allow hikes in prices of diesel in the country.

The central government has hinted that it will allow state-run oil marketing companies to revise diesel rates in order to lessen losses and reduce the burden of subsidies on the government. The government also more or less deregulated diesel prices allowing small hikes in the prices. The government is set to allow a hike of 40-50 paise a litre every month.

Mayawati wants rail fare hike axed

s/Mayawati_Lucknow, Jan 10 : Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati Thursday demanded a rollback of the hiked train fares.

Calling the hike "anti-people", Mayawati said it would be prudent for the Congress-led government to cancel the new fares before they come into effect Jan 21 midnight.

The Wednesday announcement by Railway Minister P. K. Bansal was the first across the board train fare increase in 10 years.

The BSP's 21 members in the Lok Sabha and 15 in the Rajya Sabha support the Congress-led UPA government.(IANS)

'Quota in promotion' bill may be introduced in ongoing session

'Quota in promotion' bill may be introduced in ongoing sessionThe bill to amend the Constitution to restore reservation in promotions for dalits can be tabled in the Parliament the ongoing monsoon session, minister of state in the PMO V Narayasamy said.

No timeline has been fixed on when the government should bring the constitutional amendment bill in Parliament, but Narayasamy said that BSP chief Mayawati and LJP's Ramvilas Paswan had been assured that the government would try to introduce the bill in the ongoing session.

US supports FDI in retail in India

US supports FDI in retail in IndiaThe authorities in the United States have said that they do not wish to comment on an internal matter of India, but only said that the allowing Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the retail sector in the country would benefit farmers as well other citizens.

Robert D Hormats, the Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment said that, "I think they have to work through their domestic political process and I don't want to comment on their internal affairs at this point."

Mayawati rubbishes US cables, calls Assange mad

Mayawati rubbishes US cables, calls Assange madLucknow, Sep 6 : Calling WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange "mad", Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati Tuesday rubbished US embassy cables leaked by the online whistleblower that said she had sent a special jet to Mumbai to bring in her favourite sandals.

"These reports are baselesss," Mayawati told reporters here.

She said Assange should be sent to a mental asylum. The cables that portray her as a dictator, she said, were a ploy by some vested interests to malign her image and that of her party.

WikiLeaks reports false, says angry UP CM Mayawati

WikiLeaks reports false, says angry UP CM MayawatiLucknow, Sep. 6 : A visibly angry and irritated Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati on Tuesday condemned the recent revelations of the whistle-blowing web site WikiLeaks website about her as utter rubbish and an international and political conspiracy.

Addressing the media here, Mayawati said a report that quoted her right hand man -- Satish Chandra Mishra as telling the United States that she had a "penchant for corruption" was completely baseless.

Food and drug adulterators have to face hard-hitting rules

Food and drug adulterators have to face hard-hitting rulesMayawati, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister said on Thursday that food and drug adulterators have to bear hard consequences and she has also warned all the officials that who will show carelessness and neglection in arresting the culprit will himself have to deal with the results.

She also issued a circular on Thursday stating that District Magistrates (DM) will be directly held responsible for detection of any food and drug adulteration.

Mayawati announces welfare schemes worth Rs 7,312 crore on her birthday

The Chief Minister of the country’s most populous state Uttar Pradesh, Mayawati while celebrating her 54th birthday announced welfare schemes worth Rs.7,312 crore today.

Mayawati kept the celebration low key at her official residence. The main event was the unveiling of 265 foundation stones and plaques by the minister.

The various inaugurations included foundation stone laying of new bridges, construction of new roads, installation of new ambitious power projects, drinking water and sanitation projects under development schemes while she also announced a host of schemes for the poor.  

Maya and Nitish blame centre for high prices

Ms Mayawati, chief minister of Uttar Pradesh and Mr Nitish Kumar, chief minister of Bihar, has blamed the ‘faulty’ economic policies of the centre for the high inflation in the country. Union minister for food and agriculture Sharad Pawar had earlier blamed the states for rising food prices in the country.

Nitish kumar said whenever congress party comes to power at the centre the prices of essential commodities go up and this tenure is no exception while Mayawati accused the centre’s policies to be under the influence of capitalists and said that they are helping ‘blackmarketers and hoarders’.




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