Sunday, 23 January, 2022

Topic: Mayawati

Don’t write BSP off in UP just because Mayawati didn’t hold big rallies. See cadres on ground

Most media surveys predict BSP’s worst performance in this election. But much of this loss in UP is perceptional.

Be it Congress, BJP, AAP—women’s question in India is a partisan issue. And that’s not so bad

India's woman question tests party imagination. Congress's focus on Nirbhaya, Unnao rape victim, and BJP's Uniform Civil Code show how.

Samajwadi Party’s past record shows it always took anti-Dalit approach, Mayawati says

Mayawati's remarks Saturday come amid mass defections from the BJP to SP. The BSP supremo also said that she would not contest the upcoming Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh.

BSP chief Mayawati won’t contest UP polls, says party’s general secretary

Lucknow: Bahujan Samaj Party president Mayawati will not contest the upcoming Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls, party general secretary S C Misra said here on...

Mayawati accuses SP, BJP of taking credit for work conceptualised by previous BSP govts

The former Uttar Pradesh CM said the Bahujan Samaj Party ​does not release election manifestos like other parties as it believes more in 'doing work than making tall claims'.

Calling BSP ‘BJP’s B-team’ shows caste bias. Here are four reasons

In this article, I assess the most common claims being made vis-a-vis BSP’s political strategy in Uttar Pradesh as well as the party’s preparations.

Is the game over for BSP? Mayawati’s politics pales in the face of Kanshiram’s legacy

While Kanshiram could hold the party watertight, Mayawati's politics is trudging the BSP on the path towards decline.

Jailed gangster-MLA Mukhtar Ansari gets AIMIM offer for UP polls after BSP shuns him

The 58-year-old Mukhar Ansari, who is currently in Banda Jail, is charged in over 50 criminal cases, including murder and kidnapping.

Jai Shree Ram slogans at BSP meeting shows opposition lacks imagination to beat BJP

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Mayawati to blend Hindutva with her Dalit politics, plans first Brahmin convention in Ayodhya

Outreach by Mayawati, ahead of 2022 UP polls, is a reminder of her 2007 campaign when Dalit-centric BSP successfully wooed Brahmin voters, a combination that helped party win majority on its own.

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File photo of students protesting against the reservation in Bandra | Representational image | ANI Photo

Indian drawing room talk on ‘merit’ stands demolished by Supreme Court NEET ruling

Supreme Court's explanation on the constitutional validity of OBC quota in NEET rejects commonly held views of dominant castes who are blind to India's social realities.
A visual representation of the digital Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin alongside US dollars | Photo: Dan Kitwood | Getty Images via Bloomberg

Joe Biden administration set to put itself at centre of US cryptocurrency policy

An executive order is being drafted which will soon set in place a govt strategy empowering US federal agencies to assess risks and opportunities posed by the digital assets.


German Navy chief Vice Admiral Kay-Achim Schonbach | Twitter: @chiefdeunavy

China ‘not that nice country’, giving money to dictators & killers: German Navy chief in India

Vice Admiral Kay-Achim Schonbach later issued a clarification, saying comments were his 'personal view' and not German defence ministry's, and expressing them was a 'mistake'.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.