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.

31 Dec 2022

Rahul Gandhi

Bharat Jodo Yatra not possible in bullet-proof car: Rahul Gandhi

While there have been a lot of barbs exchanged between the Centre and Congress regarding security breaches during the Bharat Jodo Yatra (BJY), senior leader and MP Rahul Gandhi said moving around in a bullet-proof vehicle during the Yatra is impossible for him.

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

Yogi Adityanath

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

Yogi Adityanath

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.

12 Jun 2021


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.

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.

29 Jan 2021

Venkaiah Naidu

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.

06 Jan 2021

Uttar Pradesh

'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.

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.

13 Aug 2020

Madhya Pradesh

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.

11 Aug 2020

Uttar Pradesh

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.

31 Jul 2020


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

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.

18 Jul 2020


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.

24 Jan 2020

Samajwadi Party

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.

23 Jan 2020


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.

21 Jan 2020

Delhi Police

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

Narendra Modi

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).

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).

02 Jan 2020

Yogi Adityanath

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.

30 Dec 2019


#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.

29 Dec 2019

Pakistan News

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

Narendra Modi

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


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


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

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.

19 Jun 2019

Narendra Modi

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

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

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