Sunday, 22 May, 2022

Topic: Mayawati

BSP will be stuck at zero, warn Punjab unit rebels as dissent brews over Akali alliance

BSP has already expelled former state president Rachpal Raju for speaking out against the move, while its OBC wing president Sukhbir Singh Shalimar has resigned over the decision. 

UP 2022 do-or-die not just for Mayawati or BSP, but for the idea of ‘mainstream’ Dalit party

BSP changed the paradigm of Indian politics to become a truly mainstream party with Dalit agenda at its core. Its decline has more consequences than just Mayawati's irrelevance.

Mayawati accuses UP police of attacking Dalits in Azamgarh, seeks action against cops

Police said two policemen were allegedly attacked on 29 June when they intervened to solve a dispute. Locals claim cops later came and damaged houses, forcing villagers to flee.

Centre should take cognisance of alleged ‘corruption’ in Rafale deal, says Mayawati

The BSP chief also said the allegations of commission in defence deals and its investigation are not new, It is an old burning issue since the time of the Congress government.

Mayawati is sparing no one, not former ally SP or BJP. Come 2022, she wants BSP as ‘the’ choice

Mayawati has been hitting out at BJP and SP this past week, making it clear BSP will go it alone in next year's UP polls. The election is her chance to prove she's still politically relevant.

Randeep Hooda removed as UN ambassador for his 2012 Mayawati ‘joke’, #ArrestRandeepHooda trends

Randeep Hooda faces widespread backlash after a video of him at an event in 2012 surfaces, shows him making a casteist, sexist joke about the BSP chief.

This is why Mayawati wants to fight solo, says no more poll alliances

Congress and Samajawadi Party, though, believe it doesn’t matter what Mayawati's BSP decides because party 'isn’t in the race for 2022 UP assembly election'.

BSP will contest Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Kerala & Puducherry polls on its own, says Mayawati

The BSP chief also said that her party will fight alone in the UP polls next year, recalling they had a bitter experience of aligning with other parties in the past.

Kanshi Ram’s Bahujan movement was also cultural, not just political

BSP's diminishing political power doesn't mean all is lost for the Bahujan movement. Kanshi Ram Jayanti is a reminder the anti-caste revolution is alive among the masses.

UP panchayat polls a litmus test for BSP, experts say Mayawati must come out of isolation first

Critics claim BSP has been in decline since 2012, but party says there can be no other Dalit leader while Mayawati's around. Experts believe a major strategy revamp could make all the difference.

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Title scene of Taarak Mehta ka ooltah chashmah.

Dear Taarak Mehta, you were our peak comfort content for 14 years. Now it’s time to retire

Just like the Truman Show, all Taarak Mehta plots somehow feel the same for the past few years. It's fine to accept that ideas can go stale.
An attendant refills a two-wheeler with fuel at a petrol pump in New Delhi Saturday | ANI

Under fire for spiraling inflation, Modi govt announces excise duty cut on fuels, LPG subsidy

It has also decided to enhance the fertiliser subsidy for farmers, and reduce import duty on some raw materials. ‘It is always people first for us!’ tweets prime minister.


File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.