Articles about Mayawati

Mayawati is a politician and National President of the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and four-time Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. She is the protégé of Bahujan leader and BSP founder, Kanshi Ram. Mayawati did her BA from Kalindi College and LLB from Faculty of Law, University of Delhi. She did BEd from Meerut University and worked as a teacher in Delhi, when she was approached by Kanshi Ram. Ram founded the BSP in 1984 and groomed Mayawati as his successor. After initial failures in elections, Mayawati entered the Lok Sabha in 1989 from Bijnor constituency along with two other BSP candidates. In 1994, she was elected to the Rajya Sabha. Mayawati was elected to the Lok Sabha again in 1998 and 1999. In 1995, she became the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, becoming the first Dalit woman to hold the office. She was the CM of UP three more times in 1997, 2002, and 2007. Her first three terms were cut short due to coalition compulsions and disturbances. However, in the 2007 Assembly Elections, BSP won the majority, and Mayawati became CM for the fourth time, serving a full five-year term.

UP shocker: 2-year-old girl, 4 other family members found murdered

23 Apr 2022

India
UP shocker: 2-year-old girl, 4 other family members found murdered

In a horrific incident that came to light on Saturday, five members of a family—including a two-year-old girl—were found murdered in their house in Uttar Pradesh's Prayagraj.

Congress must worry about itself: Mayawati on Rahul Gandhi's comments

10 Apr 2022

Politics
Congress must worry about itself: Mayawati on Rahul Gandhi's comments

Mayawati, former Uttar Pradesh chief minister and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo, slammed Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday, a day after he alleged she "didn't respond" to his election alliance offer for the recent UP Assembly elections.

Yogi Adityanath breaks 'Noida jinx'; know all about the superstition

10 Mar 2022

Politics
Yogi Adityanath breaks 'Noida jinx'; know all about the superstition

Yogi Adityanath is all set to return as Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister for a second term with Bharatiya Janata Party comfortably crossing the 202-seat majority mark in the 2022 UP Assembly elections.

Lawyer shot dead at district court in Uttar Pradesh's Shahjahanpur

18 Oct 2021

India
Lawyer shot dead at district court in Uttar Pradesh's Shahjahanpur

A lawyer was shot dead inside a district court complex in Shahjahanpur, Uttar Pradesh on Monday morning.

UP: BSP's Mayawati promises Brahmin security, no new memorials

07 Sep 2021

Politics
UP: BSP's Mayawati promises Brahmin security, no new memorials

As Assembly elections are drawing near in Uttar Pradesh, Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati has pitched Brahmin security as her key electoral plank.

NCPCR seeks police report in Dalit girl's 'rape and murder'

04 Aug 2021

Delhi
NCPCR seeks police report in Dalit girl's 'rape and murder'

The apex child rights body NCPCR has sought a detailed action taken report from the Delhi Police in the alleged rape and murder of a nine-year-old Dalit girl in southwest Delhi.

There's difference in words, actions of Sangh, BJP, government: Mayawati

06 Jul 2021

Politics
There's difference in words, actions of Sangh, BJP, government: Mayawati

BSP supremo Mayawati on Monday said RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat's remark that the DNA of all Indians is the same has not gone down well as there's a difference in the words and actions of the Sangh, the BJP, and the government.

Centre should take cognizance of Rafale deal corruption allegations: Mayawati

05 Jul 2021

Politics
Centre should take cognizance of Rafale deal corruption allegations: Mayawati

Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) Supremo Mayawati on Monday said on Twitter that the Centre should take cognizance of the alleged "corruption" in the Rafale deal.

Shiromani Akali Dal, BSP form alliance for 2022 Punjab elections

12 Jun 2021

Politics
Shiromani Akali Dal, BSP form alliance for 2022 Punjab elections

The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) has announced a political alliance with the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) ahead of the Punjab Legislative Assembly elections next year.

Mayawati slams Punjab government for profiteering during emergency

05 Jun 2021

Politics
Mayawati slams Punjab government for profiteering during emergency

Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati on Saturday hit out at the Congress-led Punjab government for allegedly selling COVID-19 vaccine doses procured under the state quota to private hospitals at a higher rate, saying profiteering during an emergency is indecent and inhuman.

Randeep Hooda's Mayawati 'joke': Actor removed from UN environmental treaty

28 May 2021

Entertainment
Randeep Hooda's Mayawati 'joke': Actor removed from UN environmental treaty

In the age of the Internet and social media, nothing is getting brushed under the carpet.

Randeep Hooda criticized for sexist, casteist 'joke' against Mayawati

27 May 2021

Entertainment
Randeep Hooda criticized for sexist, casteist 'joke' against Mayawati

Actor Randeep Hooda was at the center of a growing social media storm on Wednesday over a nine-year video in which he's seen making derogatory comments against Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati.

Calls raised to arrest Abish Mathew over old sexist/classist tweet

19 May 2021

Entertainment
Calls raised to arrest Abish Mathew over old sexist/classist tweet

Comedian Abish Mathew is paying dearly for a tweet he made nine years ago.

Opposition parties in UP attack Centre over fuel price hike

23 Feb 2021

India
Opposition parties in UP attack Centre over fuel price hike

The Opposition Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) in Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday attacked the BJP Government at the Centre over the rise in fuel prices, saying it was unfair to trouble people reeling from the impact of COVID-19.

Budget Session: 17 Opposition parties to boycott President's address

29 Jan 2021

Politics
Budget Session: 17 Opposition parties to boycott President's address

As many as 17 Opposition parties have decided to boycott President Ram Nath Kovind's address to both Houses of Parliament, indicating that the Budget Session will be replete with confrontations.

'Madam Chief Minister's trailer: Powerful tale of a politician

06 Jan 2021

Entertainment
'Madam Chief Minister's trailer: Powerful tale of a politician

The trailer of Richa Chadha's much-talked-about film Madam Chief Minister has finally dropped.

Ahead of release, Richa Chadha's 'Madam Chief Minister' receives flak

06 Jan 2021

Entertainment
Ahead of release, Richa Chadha's 'Madam Chief Minister' receives flak

Bollywood actor Richa Chadha's upcoming film Madam Chief Minister, which claims to follow the tale of an "untouchable who rises to the top," has come under fire after the poster of the political drama was released on Monday.

Rajasthan: BJP will bring no-confidence motion, but Gehlot is 'safe'

13 Aug 2020

Politics
Rajasthan: BJP will bring no-confidence motion, but Gehlot is 'safe'

On Thursday, opposition BJP declared that it will bring a no-confidence motion tomorrow in Rajasthan Assembly, but Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has little to worry as Congress has mended ties with the rebels.

UP-topper, studying in US, dies in accident after alleged harassment

11 Aug 2020

India
UP-topper, studying in US, dies in accident after alleged harassment

A 20-year-old woman, whose journey from a small town in Uttar Pradesh to the prestigious Babson College, Wellesley in Massachusetts, United States inspired many, died on Monday after allegedly being harassed by unknown men on a bike.

Rajasthan: Fearing horse-trading, Ashok Gehlot shifting his loyalists again

31 Jul 2020

Politics
Rajasthan: Fearing horse-trading, Ashok Gehlot shifting his loyalists again

Congress leader and Chief Minister of Rajasthan Ashok Gehlot is planning to shift his loyal MLAs from a resort near Jaipur to another facility in Jaisalmer, to thwart rival BJP's attempts of horse-trading, reports said on Friday.

Rajasthan: BSP's Mayawati wants her MLAs back, will approach court

27 Jul 2020

Politics
Rajasthan: BSP's Mayawati wants her MLAs back, will approach court

Mayawati's Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) played its cards in the raging political crisis of Rajasthan by announcing that it would approach the high court to reclaim six MLAs, who "merged" with Congress in 2019.

Rajasthan: BJP wants CBI probe into tapes leaked by Congress

18 Jul 2020

Politics
Rajasthan: BJP wants CBI probe into tapes leaked by Congress

In what marked BJP's full-blown entry into the raging political crisis in Rajasthan, the party on Saturday held a press conference demanding a CBI probe to know if phones of leaders were being tapped.

Rape-accused BSP politician gets parole to take oath as MP

24 Jan 2020

Politics
Rape-accused BSP politician gets parole to take oath as MP

A Bahujan Samaj Party leader, who is accused of raping a college student, has been granted two-day parole to take oath as MP, eight months after he won from Ghosi parliamentary seat.

Rahul's next political step: Yatra to highlight government's economic failures

23 Jan 2020

Politics
Rahul's next political step: Yatra to highlight government's economic failures

With an aim to criticize the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), "reconnect" with masses, and shed light on the economic failures of the current regime, former Congress President Rahul Gandhi will soon begin a yatra, an HT report said.

Come what may, CAA will stay: Amit Shah in Lucknow

21 Jan 2020

Politics
Come what may, CAA will stay: Amit Shah in Lucknow

The protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) have been raging across India for the last couple of weeks, but Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) which passed the law is in no mood to repeal it.

With big players missing, Congress' meeting on CAA bites dust

13 Jan 2020

Politics
With big players missing, Congress' meeting on CAA bites dust

Today, Congress convened a meeting of opposition in New Delhi to prepare a strategy on pressing issues like the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), National Population Register (NPR), and National Register of Citizens (NRC).

Key opposition meet on CAA today; Mamata, Mayawati to skip

13 Jan 2020

Politics
Key opposition meet on CAA today; Mamata, Mayawati to skip

Congress has convened a key meeting this afternoon to fine-tune a strategy against the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), National Register of Citizens (NRC), and the National Population Register (NPR).

Kota: 103 infants die at one hospital in a month

02 Jan 2020

India
Kota: 103 infants die at one hospital in a month

The recent reports of children's deaths at the JK Lon Hospital in Kota, Rajasthan, have raised a serious alarm about the healthcare provisions at the facility.

#ThatWas2019: 7 times politicians shocked us with their controversial statements

30 Dec 2019

Politics
#ThatWas2019: 7 times politicians shocked us with their controversial statements

Do you remember the last time our politicians were decent in public fora? Yeah, we neither! And this year, insanity and absurdness on public platforms touched new lows, courtesy the general elections.

BSP Chief Mayawati suspends party MLA for supporting CAA

29 Dec 2019

Politics
BSP Chief Mayawati suspends party MLA for supporting CAA

Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and BSP boss, Mayawati, has suspended a party MLA from Madhya Pradesh after the latter allegedly supported the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).

UP: 11 die in anti-CAA protests, cops contradict number

21 Dec 2019

India
UP: 11 die in anti-CAA protests, cops contradict number

The stir against Citizenship Amendment Act has thrown normal life out of gear in Uttar Pradesh and has taken the lives of 11 people in the last two days, TOI reported citing hospitals' data.

Rajasthan: Setback for Mayawati, all 6 BSP MLAs join Congress

17 Sep 2019

Politics
Rajasthan: Setback for Mayawati, all 6 BSP MLAs join Congress

In a big jolt to Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati, all six MLAs of her party switched sides in Rajasthan to join the ruling Congress, led by Ashok Gehlot.

Mayawati slams Rahul and other Opposition leaders over Kashmir visit

26 Aug 2019

Politics
Mayawati slams Rahul and other Opposition leaders over Kashmir visit

BSP supremo Mayawati lashed out at leaders of Congress and other parties who tried to visit Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, to understand the aftermath of revoking Article 370.

Mayawati ends alliance with SP, slams Akhilesh's behavior after polls

24 Jun 2019

Politics
Mayawati ends alliance with SP, slams Akhilesh's behavior after polls

The 2019 Lok Sabha elections will be remembered for unprecedented allies, and the one which topped the list was the friendship between Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and Samajwadi Party (SP).

Mayawati, who 'hates' dynasty-politics, gives party positions to brother, nephew

23 Jun 2019

Politics
Mayawati, who 'hates' dynasty-politics, gives party positions to brother, nephew

BSP Chief Mayawati has always been a staunch critic of dynasty politics, but apparently she has forgotten all the things she "taught" others.

UP: Rape-accused BSP MP surrenders, gets 14-days remand

22 Jun 2019

Politics
UP: Rape-accused BSP MP surrenders, gets 14-days remand

Bahujan Samaj Party MP Atul Rai, who had been absconding for a month after being accused of rape, finally surrendered on Saturday before a Varanasi court.

Explained: What is Narendra Modi's 'One Nation, One Election' idea?

19 Jun 2019

Politics
Explained: What is Narendra Modi's 'One Nation, One Election' idea?

In a gigantic country like ours, all elections become a big deal whether it is the panchayat, municipal or Lok Sabha polls. This also means that elections happen pretty frequently, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi wants to change that.

Absconding BSP MP, who's accused of rape, doesn't take oath

18 Jun 2019

Politics
Absconding BSP MP, who's accused of rape, doesn't take oath

The first session of 17th Lok Sabha started on Monday with the oath-taking ceremony of 542 MPs.

Mayawati ditches mahagathbandhan, will contest assembly by-polls without SP

04 Jun 2019

Politics
Mayawati ditches mahagathbandhan, will contest assembly by-polls without SP

Before Lok Sabha elections, former rivals SP and BSP forged an unlikely alliance for 80 parliamentary seats of Uttar Pradesh.

Exit polls effect? Mayawati won't meet Gandhis in Delhi

20 May 2019

Politics
Exit polls effect? Mayawati won't meet Gandhis in Delhi

Sunday's exit polls spelled trouble for almost all Opposition parties as pollsters gave a clear edge to BJP-led NDA.

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