Mayawati: News

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.

17 May 2024

Narendra Modi

'Learn from Adityanath where to run bulldozer...': Modi to INDIA 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday alleged that the Congress and the Samajwadi Party will run a bulldozer over the Ram Mandir, Ayodhya if they come to power.

09 May 2024

Bahujan Samaj Party

Sacked as Mayawati's heir, nephew Akash Anand's first reaction

In his first reaction after being removed as Bahujan Samaj Party national coordinator by party chief and his aunt Mayawati, Akash Anand on Thursday said that he will continue to fight for the "Bhim Mission" till his last breath.

29 Mar 2024

Mukhtar Ansari

Gangster-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari's death triggers political blame game

Jailed gangster-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari's death on Thursday triggered a political blame game ahead of the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.

15 Jan 2024


Mayawati announces BSP to contest Lok Sabha elections solo

Mayawati, the leader of the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), has declared that her party will contest solo in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections, without forming any pre-poll alliances.

10 Dec 2023

Bahujan Samaj Party

BSP's Mayawati names nephew Akash Anand as political successor: Report

Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati reportedly announced her nephew Akash Anand as her political successor on Sunday.

24 Jul 2023

Ashok Gehlot

Rajasthan: Congress-opposition faceoff over CM Ashok Gehlot's minimum income scheme 

The opposition parties in Rajasthan, especially the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), have questioned the viability of the state government's recently passed minimum income guarantee law.

17 Jun 2023

Akhilesh Yadav

Akhilesh Yadav's BJP-defeating 'PDA formula': 'Keep big hearts,' win minorities 

Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) can be defeated in all 80 parliamentary seats of Uttar Pradesh in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections provided big parties support his party with a "big heart."

04 May 2023

Uttar Pradesh

UP municipal election: Phase 1 voting underway in 37 districts

Voting for the first phase of urban body elections in Uttar Pradesh began at 7:00am on Thursday.

19 Sep 2022

Yogi Adityanath

BSP chief Mayawati attacks BJP over its 'jobless opposition' jibe

A new political feud has erupted between the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and the ruling Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) in Uttar Pradesh.

23 Apr 2022

Uttar Pradesh

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.

10 Apr 2022

Uttar Pradesh

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.

10 Mar 2022

Yogi Adityanath

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.

18 Oct 2021

Uttar Pradesh

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.

07 Sep 2021

Uttar Pradesh

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.

04 Aug 2021

Delhi Police

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.

06 Jul 2021

Mohan Bhagwat

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.

05 Jul 2021

Central Government

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.

05 Jun 2021


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.

28 May 2021

Randeep Hooda

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.

27 May 2021


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.

19 May 2021


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.

23 Feb 2021

Bahujan Samaj Party

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.

06 Jan 2021


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.

11 Aug 2020

Bahujan Samaj Party

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.

27 Jul 2020


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.

21 Jan 2020


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.

13 Jan 2020

West Bengal

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).

29 Dec 2019

Madhya Pradesh

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).

21 Dec 2019

Yogi Adityanath

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.

17 Sep 2019


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.

26 Aug 2019

Rahul Gandhi

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.

24 Jun 2019

Mulayam Singh Yadav

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).

23 Jun 2019

Samajwadi Party

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.

04 Jun 2019

Samajwadi Party

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.

20 May 2019

Narendra Modi

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.

Mayawati claims Congress delayed probe in Alwar gang-rape case

In Rajasthan's Alwar, a Dalit woman was gang-raped, her husband beaten up, the act filmed and subsequently shared on social media. The shameful incident happened on April 26 but for days, according to reports, police didn't take any action.

07 May 2019

Narendra Modi

"If all goes well". Mayawati drops hints about PM contest

Giving a more than obvious statement that she is a contender for Prime Minister post, Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati on Sunday said she will contest elections from Ambedkar Nagar "if all goes well".

19 Apr 2019

Mulayam Singh Yadav

In rare-sight, Mayawati seeks votes for Mulayam, he thanks her

Confirming that politics is an art of impossibilities, BSP chief Mayawati and SP founder Mulayam Singh Yadav shared the stage in Mainpuri on Friday. Mulayam's son and party president Akhilesh Yadav also accompanied the former arch-rivals.

19 Apr 2019

Mulayam Singh Yadav

Former bitter rivals Mayawati and Mulayam to share stage today

A possibility of Samajwadi Party founder Mulayam Singh Yadav sharing stage with Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati would have raised eyebrows years ago, but 2019 elections are all about unlikely alliances and arithmetic.

15 Apr 2019

Yogi Adityanath

EC bans Adityanath, Mayawati from campaigning for 72hrs and 48hrs

In a major setback to BJP and BSP, the Election Commission on Monday took action against Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Dalit-leader Mayawati for their remarks during campaigns.

12 Apr 2019

Lok Sabha

No votes, no work: Maneka Gandhi threatens Muslim voters

Senior BJP leader and Union Minister Maneka Gandhi was caught on camera threatening Muslim voters in Sultanpur, Uttar Pradesh, from where she will contest polls this time.

10 Apr 2019


Vidya Balan announces her next, a web-series on Indira Gandhi

Vidya Balan, who was last seen in Telugu movies, N.T.R: Kathanayakudu and N.T.R: Mahanayakudu, has now announced her next project.

07 Apr 2019

Samajwadi Party

Why Akhilesh and Mayawati's first rally at Deoband is important

More than 20 years after Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party kept Bharatiya Janata Party out of Uttar Pradesh (in 1993), the foes-turned-friends will address a joint rally in Deoband on Sunday.

06 Apr 2019


Tracing Samajwadi Party's roots and relevance in Indian politics

The road to Delhi goes through Lucknow is perhaps the oldest and most relevant political slogan. And for 2019 elections, two parties, which were arch-rivals, have joined hands to ensure BJP stays out of power.

04 Apr 2019

BR Ambedkar

Understanding BSP, the party holding important cards this elections

A few weeks ago, BSP supremo Mayawati announced she will not contest upcoming Lok Sabha polls.

Mayawati: If Lord Rama's statue accepted, why not mine?

On Tuesday, Bahujan Samaj Party Chief Mayawati defended her statues, which dot the Uttar Pradesh landscape, in Supreme Court.

28 Mar 2019

Narendra Modi

After PM Modi, Mayawati to have a biopic on her?

It's raining biopics on politicians in Bollywood these days.

20 Mar 2019

Lok Sabha

Lok Sabha elections: Mayawati confirms she will not contest polls

Ending speculations, BSP Chief Mayawati announced on Wednesday she won't be contesting Lok Sabha elections saying it was more important to defeat BJP than for her to win a seat.

19 Mar 2019


Mayawati can't question Modi; she does facial, dyes hair: BJP-MLA

Uttar Pradesh BJP MLA Surendra Singh stooped to a new low as he made controversial remarks against BSP chief Mayawati.

16 Mar 2019

Mulayam Singh Yadav

Mayawati won't contest elections, but will seek votes for Mulayam

In what serves as yet another proof that politics is all about changing foes and friends, BSP Chief Mayawati is likely to campaign for her old rival and SP's patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav in Mainpuri soon, reports claimed.

SC: Mayawati should reimburse Rs. 2,600cr spent on elephant statues

On Friday, the Supreme Court said that it was of the view that Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati should reimburse the public money that was spent installing statues of herself and BSP's symbol during her tenure as Chief Minister.

20 Jan 2019

Samajwadi Party

BJP MLA calls Mayawati 'worse than eunuch', BSP hits back

A controversy erupted after a BJP MLA from Uttar Pradesh made offensive remarks on BSP Chief Mayawati saying she was 'worse than a eunuch'.

16 Jan 2019

Samajwadi Party

Mayawati turned 63: Supporters 'loot' cake, party with bar-dancers

Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati might have decided to celebrate her 63rd birthday in a low key fashion, but her die-hard loyalists wished to celebrate it pompously.

15 Jan 2019

Samajwadi Party

Mayawati asks for BSP-SP unity as gift for birthday

Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati is celebrating her 63rd birthday today and, for her birthday gift, has called for unity with the Samajwadi Party (SP) ahead of the national elections.

14 Jan 2019


BSP making massive preparations to ring in Mayawati's 63rd birthday

Massive preparations are underway to celebrate BSP supremo Mayawati's 63rd birthday in Lucknow, UP capital, tomorrow.

14 Jan 2019

Samajwadi Party

After SP joins hands with BSP, party member expresses displeasure

A day after Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav and Bahujan Samaj Party's Mayawati announced their grand alliance in an anticipated press conference in Lucknow, an MLA has expressed concern over them teaming up.

13 Jan 2019

Samajwadi Party

BJP's end near, feels RaGa; 'snubbed' Congress makes plans

That Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party joined hands and left Congress won't change the end result for Bharatiya Janata Party, said President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday in Dubai.

12 Jan 2019

Rahul Gandhi

In press-conference, dramatic Akhilesh Yadav says Mayawati's insults are his

In yet another proof that relationships change in Indian politics at the drop of a hat, Akhilesh Yadav and Mayawati held a joint press conference on Saturday looking ready for the battle that is 2019 general elections.

12 Jan 2019

Samajwadi Party

Before SP-BSP joint-presser, Abhishek Singhvi says ignoring Congress 'dangerous mistake'

Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati and Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav will address the press together soon and fireworks are expected after this.