Monday, 16 May, 2022

Topic: Mayawati

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

ThePrint view on the most important issues, instantly.

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.

Mayawati announces campaign to reach out to Brahmins, assures interests will be safeguarded

Mayawati said she was confident that members of the Brahmin community will not get misled by the BJP and will vote for the BSP in the upcoming elections in 2022.

UP 2022 in focus, Bhim Army’s Aazad is cycling across state to ‘unite exploited’, expand base

Chandra Shekhar Aazad wants to highlight issues of inflation, rising petrol prices and anger against BJP. Analysts say alliances will be critical to his assembly polls plans.

It’s ‘jungle raj’ under BJP, says Mayawati on reports of violence during UP panchayat polls

Reports of clashes surfaced from several areas of UP amid allegations that opposition-backed candidates weren't allowed to file their nomination. A woman was allegedly misbehaved with too.

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Pakistan Prime Minister-elect Shehbaz Sharif on 7 April | Photographer: Aamir Qureshi/AFP/Getty Images via Bloomberg

The four-point plan to revive Pakistan’s economy—from land reform to real estate

Pakistan must reduce non-productive expenditures like defence. The country's political economy has been overdetermined by the imperative of 'national security'.

Bad timing could hamper LIC IPO

Most early public enterprise IPOs have been trading 75% below their original price, small investors concerned.


Representational image of army personnel in Ladakh | ANI

India ‘doesn’t foresee’ border fighting with China, but ‘won’t back down’ if tensions reignite

Aim is to ensure not just disengagement of troops, but overall de-escalation. Govt in favour of solving tensions through talks as it wants peace with all neighbours including China.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.