Articles about Mayawati

Shiromani Akali Dal, BSP form alliance for 2022 Punjab elections

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.

Mayawati slams Punjab government for profiteering during emergency

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.

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

28 May 2021

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

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

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

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

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

'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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

#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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

#Elections2019: Election Commission declares seizures worth a whopping Rs. 3,439cr

18 May 2019

#Elections2019: Election Commission declares seizures worth a whopping Rs. 3,439cr

The Election Commission (EC) declared it has seized a whopping Rs. 3,439cr across India this polling season.

Mayawati claims Congress delayed probe in Alwar gang-rape case

11 May 2019

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.

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

07 May 2019

"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".

#NewsBytesExclusive: Rajyavardhan Rathore on absent Opposition, Modi 'current' and more

25 Apr 2019

#NewsBytesExclusive: Rajyavardhan Rathore on absent Opposition, Modi 'current' and more

The political heat in the nation has become directly proportional to mercury. Tensions are running high and a lot is at stake for parties.

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

19 Apr 2019

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.

Former bitter rivals Mayawati and Mulayam to share stage today

19 Apr 2019

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.

BSP's bank balance is Rs. 670cr, highest among all parties

15 Apr 2019

BSP's bank balance is Rs. 670cr, highest among all parties

At Rs. 670 crore, Mayawati's Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) has the highest bank balance among all parties, TOI reports.

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

15 Apr 2019

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.