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About Mayawati

Name Mayawati
Designation Member of the Rajaya Sabha Chairperson of the Bahujan Samaj Party
Political Party Bahujan Samaj Party joined in 1984
Posts held
  1. Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh
  2. Member of Parliament
Date of Birth and Age 15 January 1956 (age 58)

Mayawati has served four terms as Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. She was the first female Dalit Chief Minister in India. She served as Chief Minister briefly in 1995 and again in 1997, then from 2002 to 2003 and from 2007 to 2012. Currently she is the member of the Rajya Sabha.

Mayawati is the head of the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP). This party was founded by dalit leader Kanshi Ram in 1984. BSP strives for the welfare of the weakest section of the society. Its primary support base is Dalits, OBC, and religious minorities. The BSP symbol is elephant which is touted which is touted by the BSP supporters as Lord Ganesha.

Mayawati is the member of BSP since 1984. Since then she has seen a meteoric rise in her political career and personal fortunes. She was elected to Parliament in 1989. In 2001 Kanshi Ram named her as his successor to the party leadership. After the death of Kanshi Ram in 2006, Myawati has become the Chairperson of the BSP.

Mayawati primary focus is to improve the situation of Dalits and other disadvantaged groups through affirmative action. She advocates reservation for the dalits and other disadvantaged section of the society.

Mayawati is for the formation of smaller states for good governance and speedy development. On 15 November 2011, her cabinet approved partitioning Uttar Pradesh into four different states for better administration and governance.

During her tenure as Chief Minister Mayawati has seen the completion of several dream projects. These include; Manvyar Shri Kanshi Ramji Green (Eco) Garden in March 2011. The Rashtriya Dalit Prerna Sthal in October 2011. The Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar Samajik Parivartan Prateek Sthal opened in 2012. She is reported to have spent over INR 2,500 crore on these projects.

Mayawati was suspected of financial irregularities in the Taj Heritage Corridor project. The CBI had raided her residences and uncovered evidence of assets disproportionate to her known source of income. However, this case was effectively dropped even before going to the trial court.

Mayawati is accused of mismanaging the World Bank loaned funds for developmental projects in UP. The World Bank has alleged that she put the project behind schedule by transferring project managers and suspected her of corruption. Myawati took remedial measures after that but the World Bank continued to criticise her of wrong doings.

Mayawati is reported to posses several properties in her name. Her assets have been growing steadily since 1984 when she joined the BSP. In the year 2007–08, Mayawati paid an income tax of whopping 26 crore rupees. In March 2012 while filing her nomination papers for the Rajya Sabha, Mayawati revealed her assets to be worth INR 111.26 crore. Flaying her critics on her assets, Mayawati has asserted that her income comes from gifts and small contributions made by the party workers and her supporters. A disproportionate assets case that was filed against her by the CBI was finally dropped due to lack evidence in October 2013.

Mayawati aspires to become the Prime Minister of India. She has once commented that when the political conditions enable her to become Prime Minister of the country she will formally convert to Buddhism.

Breaking News about Mayawati

Mayawati not to fight LS poll but open to role at Centre

Posted On : Mar 20,2019,    10:38 pm
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati on Wednesday announced that she will not contest Lok Sabha elections so as to be able to campaign effectively across the country but also indicated that her decision did not mean she was ruling herself out of the post-poll Prime Ministerial sweepstakes. View More..

Mayawati not to contest LS election

Posted On : Mar 20,2019,    5:36 pm
Lucknow, March 20 (IANS) BSP chief Mayawati on Wednesday declared that she will not contest the Lok Sabha elections and asked party activists not to get disheartened over her decision as there were legal provisions for her to get elected within six months. View More..

Mayawati not to contest LS elections

Posted On : Mar 20,2019,    1:12 pm
Lucknow, March 20 (IANS) Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati on Wednesday said she will not contest the Lok Sabha elections. View More..

Modi now 'Chowkidar', no more 'Chaiwala': Mayawati

Posted On : Mar 19,2019,    5:02 pm
Lucknow, March 19 (IANS) A day after BJP leaders prefixed 'Chowkidar' (watchman) to their Twitter handles, BSP leader Mayawati on Tuesday hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying he has changed his profile from 'Chaiwala' to 'Chowkidar' only to get votes in the Lok Sabha elections. View More..

Opposition unity in polls a 'delusion': Chirag Paswan

Posted On : Mar 18,2019,    9:58 pm
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) Taking a dig at opposition unity for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, Lok Janshakti Party leader Chirag Paswan on Monday said many opposition parties were not ready to go with the Congress and the 'Mahagathbandhan' (Grand Alliance) was a "delusion". View More..

Chowkidars are for rich, Priyanka taunts Modi

Posted On : Mar 18,2019,    9:02 pm
Prayagraj, March 18 (IANS) Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi on Monday taunted Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying 'chowkidars' were meant to protect the rich, as she launched a Prayagraj-Varanasi boat ride on the Ganga as part of the Lok Sabha election campaign. View More..

Modi pro-rich, says Priyanka on Ganga ride (3rd Lead)

Posted On : Mar 18,2019,    7:24 pm
Prayagraj, March 18 (IANS) Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi on Monday launched her three-day Prayagraj-Varanasi boat ride on the Ganga river as part of the Lok Sabha election campaign, accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi of being a friend of industrialists. View More..

We are capable of defeating BJP in UP: SP, BSP

Posted On : Mar 18,2019,    2:48 pm
Lucknow, March 18 (IANS) A day after the Congress announced that it will not contest on seven Lok Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh, Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav and BSP leader Mayawati on Monday said that their alliance was capable of defeating the BJP. View More..

There will be no alliance with Congress: Mayawati

Posted On : Mar 18,2019,    1:32 pm
Lucknow, March 18 (IANS) A day after the Congress announced that it will not contest on seven Lok Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh, BSP leader Mayawati on Monday reiterated that there will be no alliance with the grand old party anywhere in the country. View More..

Congress not to field candidates in 7 seats in UP

Posted On : Mar 17,2019,    4:40 pm
Lucknow, March 17 (IANS) The Congress on Sunday announced it will not contest seven Lok Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh to return the favour of the Samajwadi Party (SP), the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and the Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) alliance, which has left two seats for the party in the state. View More..

Is the opposition losing its way? (Column: Political Circus)

Posted On : Mar 16,2019,    1:42 pm
The political edge which the national opposition appeared to have gained as a result of its successes in three recent Assembly elections and in several by-elections before that has undoubtedly dissipated. View More..

JD-S leader Danish Ali joins BSP ahead of LS polls

Posted On : Mar 16,2019,    1:16 pm
Lucknow, March 16 (IANS) Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) leader Danish Ali on Saturday joined the Mayawati-led Bahujan Samaj Party, ahead of the coming Lok Sabha elections. View More..

PM splurges on publicity to hide failures: Mayawati

Posted On : Mar 16,2019,    11:06 am
Lucknow, March 16 (IANS) Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati on Saturday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of wasting public money for self promotion. View More..

Mayawati to seek votes for Mulayam in Mainpuri

Posted On : Mar 15,2019,    11:26 pm
Lucknow, March 15 (IANS) Burying her 25-year-old bitter feud with Samajwadi Party (SP) founder Mulayam Singh Yadav, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati will seek support for him at an election rally in Mainpuri on April 19, SP spokesperson Rajendra Chaudhary said on Friday. View More..

Akhilesh, Mayawati, Ajit Singh to hold 11 joint rallies

Posted On : Mar 15,2019,    8:36 pm
Lucknow, March 15 (IANS) In bid to give a tough challenge to the BJP, Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav, BSP supremo Mayawati and RLD leader Ajit Singh will hold 11 rallies jointly in Uttar Pradesh including in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's constituency Varanasi. View More..

Fiery political content arriving on social media (Dangal 2019)

Posted On : Mar 15,2019,    7:32 pm
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) Political parties have gone 24/7 on creating election-special content like issue-based memes, jokes, GIFs and short-format videos to bombard various social media platforms and woo millions of voters. View More..

SP announces four more LS candidates in UP

Posted On : Mar 15,2019,    6:54 pm
Lucknow, March 15 (IANS) The Samajwadi Party on Friday announced another four candidates from Uttar Pradesh for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, including Tabassum Hasan who won the Kairana bypolls last year as a joint opposition candidate. View More..

Hdng: Mystique behind multi-phase polls (Part-III)

Posted On : Mar 15,2019,    4:00 pm
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) The 2014 general election, of course, remains seminal for it belonged to one man only - Narendra Modi - as the Hindu vote aggregated behind him in an unprecedented manner, cutting across all caste arithmetic. Then there are Bihar 2015 and West Bengal 2016 elections. But before that, take a look at modern communication tools, which did not exist earlier, the widespread usage and prevalence of social media like WhatsApp, Facebook and YouTube in political electioneering. This is constant and continuous with political parties like the BJP mastering the art of feeding the electorate. View More..

Mayawati, Akhilesh pay tribute to Kanshi Ram

Posted On : Mar 15,2019,    2:04 pm
Lucknow, March 15 (IANS) Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati and Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav on Friday paid tribute to Dalit leader Kanshi Ram on his birth anniversary. View More..

Akhilesh-Mayawati-Ajit's joint rally from April 7

Posted On : Mar 14,2019,    9:10 pm
Lucknow, March 14 (IANS) Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati and Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) chief Ajit Singh will address first joint rally in Uttar Pradesh on April 7, leaders said on Thursday. View More..

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