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  1. Mayawati resigns from Rajya Sabha after not being allowed to speak on Dalit, Saharanpur issues

Mayawati resigns from Rajya Sabha after not being allowed to speak on Dalit, Saharanpur issues

Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati today raised the issue of 'atrocities against Dalits' in the Rajya Sabha and held the Bharatiya Janata Party responsible for it.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: July 18, 2017 5:27 PM
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Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati today raised the issue of ‘atrocities against Dalits’ in the Rajya Sabha and held the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) responsible for it. Angry over not being able to talk on the recent Saharanpur clashes, she said, “If I am not allowed to speak right now, I will resign right away. I will come and give my resignation right now.” She then stormed out of the Rajya Sabha over not being able to complete her statement on the treatment of Dalits in Saharanpur. BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi while talking about Mayawati’s walk out said, “Mayawati has been disrespectful in the House and has dared to challenge the Chair. She must apologise,” as quoted by NDTV.

According to news agency ANI, after walking out of the Rajya Sabha, Mayawati addressed the media and said, “will resign from Rajya Sabha today.” She further questioned why she was not allowed to speak and said, “When I tried speaking about the weaker sections today in the Rajya Sabha, I was not allowed to speak. Why?” She added, “It is a shame if I cannot put forward the issues related to the weaker sections in the Rjya Sabha. I have no rights to stay here.”

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While talking about her resignation, she said, “This is the reason I have decided to quit from Rajya Sabha, I am not being heard, not allowed to speak.”

Mayawati hit at the ruling government and said, “Since the time the BJP has come to power, there has been exploitation of the Dalits, poor, minority, and backward castes.” She added, “The Dalits were suppressed in Saharanpur but the government did not do anything about it….No community is safe in UP, but the condition of the Dalits is worse.”

According to latest updates, the BSP supremo has resigned from Rajya Sabha, according to news agency ANI. While addressing the media after her resignation she said, “Jab satta paksh mujhe apni baat rakhne ka bhi samay nahi de raha hai toh mera isteefa dena hi theek hai.”

UP Minister S Sharma while talking about Mayawati’s resignation said, “Mayawati ka UP ko aage badhane mein koi sahyog nahi raha hai. Shaant pradesh mein ashaanti failane ki koshish na karein.”

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    Apte
    Jul 18, 2017 at 7:18 pm
    1. Why this decision to quit Rajya Sabha? After this year’s election in Uttar Pradesh (UP), which BJP won with ¾th the majority in the UP Assembly, it became very clear that BSP chief Smt. Mayawati has eroded her voters’ base almost permanently. 2. Let us not forget that her importance in politics at the state level in UP and at national level is not just because she is a prominent Dalit leader from UP but also because of strength of BSP MPs and MLAs to provide her solid support. But alas, her position was weakened, first in Lok Sabha election in 2014 and then later in this year’s Assembly election. 3. Smt. Mayawati’s sudden announcement or ‘threat’ to quit Rajya Sabha has to be understood in context of this scenario. But I believe that she has to do some serious introspection and find out how she succeeded in 2007 when her party secured a clear majority in UP Assembly and why she failed in 2012, 2014, and 2017. She would then know that it is not easy to retrieve lost political ground.
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      Bhavin
      Jul 18, 2017 at 6:20 pm
      people are ready to move on... No on cares. Better oppurtnuities lies in the market
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        shejuguru
        Jul 18, 2017 at 12:11 pm
        Please do it fast.
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