18th Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh
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Kumari Mayawati is an Indian politician who served as the 18th Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh from 1995 to 1995, 1997 to 1997, 2002 to 2003 and from 2007 to 2012. She is the national president of the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), which focuses on a platform of social change for Bahujans, more commonly known as Other Backward Castes, Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes as well as religious minorities since 2003. She had also served as a Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha from 2012 to 2017 from Uttar Pradesh. Mayawati's rise from humble beginnings has been called a "miracle of democracy" by P. V. Narasimha Rao, former prime minister of India. In 1993, Kanshi Ram formed a coalition with the Samajwadi Party and Mayawati became the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh in 1995. She was the first female Scheduled Caste chief minister in India. In 1997 and in 2002 she was chief minister with outside support from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the second time only for a year up to 26 August 2003 due to BJP withdrawing support. Mayawati's tenure has attracted praise and criticism. Millions of Dalits across India popularly view her as an icon, and refer to her as Behen-ji and Iron lady. She has been praised for her fundraising efforts on behalf of her party and her birthdays have been widely celebrated by her supporters. On the contrary, the rise in her personal wealth and that of her party have been criticised as indicative of corruption.
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'We suffer more losses....': Mayawati's BSP to fight Lok Sabha election 2024 aloneShe said the party would not forge any tie-up for the Lok Sabha elections, due in April-May, and would go it alone.The party would consider aligning with any party after assessing the post-poll..
All parties should have come together against BJP: Congress' Pramod Tiwari on BSP going solo in Lok Sabha pollsBSP president Mayawati has announced that the party will contest the 2024 Lok Sabha polls alone, rejecting the possibility of forming alliances. Congress leader Pramod Tiwari expressed disappointment,..
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Move to name heir seen as bid to inject youthful energy into BSPMayawati, the BSP supremo, named her nephew Akash Anand as her successor, marking the first time she has officially designated a successor. Akash Anand holds an MBA from London and is the son of..
Mayawati names nephew Akash Anand her political successorMayawati designates her nephew Akash Anand as BSP's political heir, continuing the party's legacy. Akash, with an MBA degree, actively participates in party activities since 2017. He played a key role..
Who is Akash Anand, Mayawati's nephew and her successor to lead BSP?The 28-year-old holds the official position of BSP's national coordinator and has been in charge of the party's affairs in Rajasthan since last year.
Mayawati's BSP suspends it MP Danish Ali for 'anti-party' activitiesCiting "anti-party" activities as the reason for his suspension from the party, the BSP said, "However, it seems you have forgotten the promises made by you that time. Therefore, you are being..
BSP demands nationwide caste census at all party meetingBSP leader Mayawati reiterated the party's demand for a nationwide caste census, causing concern for the ruling BJP. She called for immediate action from the central government in response to the..
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Congress did not implement Mandal commission report, says BSP chief Mayawati in TelanganaMayawati criticized Rahul Gandhi and Congress governments for not accepting the demand of OBCs for reservation. She also criticized the NDA government for not providing separate quota to SC, ST, and..
BSP chief Mayawati slams Congress over OBC reservations, credits BSP, VP Singh for inplementationBahujan Samaj Party (BSP) Chief Mayawati launched her party's campaign for the Telangana assembly election and criticized the previous Congress government for taking credit for OBC reservations. She..
Mayawati slams Congress for not implementing Mandal report; BJP for 'ignoring' SC, ST, OBC women in reservation bill
MP Assembly Elections: Don't get carried away by Congress' caste census demand, Mayawati tells votersBahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati also slammed the BJP, saying the party had exploited Dalits and tribals.
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Bihar cast census: SP, BSP, Congress, Apna Dal demand for similar exercise in Uttar PradeshBSP supremo Mayawati said on Tuesday that the Uttar Pradesh government should conduct a caste survey right away, adding that though some political parties are against it, it is the only way to ensure..
After Bihar, Mayawati demands caste survey in Uttar Pradesh right awayBihar released findings of its caste survey months ahead of the 2024 Parliamentary elections, which revealed that OBCs and EBCs constitute 63% of the state's total population.
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'Like Manipur...' Mayawati attacks Khattar government over Haryana violence
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