Ghaziabad (Uttar Pradesh), Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati at a public rally Wednesday called Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi a “hypocrite” and alleged that the Congress ruled the country for nearly four decades by “fooling” Dalits.
She said the congress is jittery because of the expanding base of the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), and therefore sent Gandhi to act as a friend of Dalits.
Mayawati said that Gandhi is following the old tradition of his party and reiterated that he takes a bath to “purify” himself after touching Dalit children.
Commenting on her personal enmity with Mulayam Singh Yadav, the chief minister said if she had been maintaining personal enmity, Yadav would have been in jail now.
She was addressing a rally in Murad Nagar assembly constituency, where a by-election is being held after Independent MLA Raj Pal Tyagi quit his seat to join the BSP.
BSP to go it alone in Karnataka polls
Ms Mayawati listed the achievements of her government in one year of rule in the state and said the government had initiated welfare measures for every section of society.
Ms Mayawati is seen as the next prime ministerial candidate of the Bahujan Samaj Party, which heads the UP Government..
According to agency reports from Hardoi/Gonda (UP), continuing her attack against Mr Gandhi for his “new-found love for SC/STs(Original Inhabitants of Jambudvipa that is the Great Prabuddha Bharath) “, Ms Mayawati repeated her allegation that he was “purified with special soaps and incense sticks after every time he visits the houses of SC/STs(Original Inhabitants of Jambudvipa that is the Great Prabuddha Bharath) “.
“I have come to know through my sources that every time the Congress’ yuvraj (prince) visits SC/STs(Original Inhabitants of Jambudvipa that is the Great Prabuddha Bharath) houses, he is purified with special soaps and incense sticks,” Ms Mayawati alleged while addressing a series of election meetings here.
She alleged that the Congress’ love for SC/STs(Original Inhabitants of Jambudvipa that is the Great Prabuddha Bharath) was “merely an eyewash” as the party had not done anything for them during its rule at the Centre and in the state.
Ms Mayawati termed the Congress “anti- SC/STs(Original Inhabitants of Jambudvipa that is the Great Prabuddha Bharath) ” and charged it with neglecting the needs of UP in the Union Budget.
She also referred to her demand for a special package of Rs 80,000 crores from the Centre and said the latter had not responded to the demand.
‘Why did he wash when he ate with us?’
That’s the shock expressed from the Unseeable Untouchable Scheduled Caste the Original Inhabitant of Jambudvipa that is the Great Prabuddha Bharath house and other thatch-and-mud one-room dwellers where Rahul stopped by, after which, the Gandhi son would have ‘purified’himself
That’s the reply from the Unseeable Untouchable Scheduled Caste the Original Inhabitant of Jambudvipa that is the Great Prabuddha Bharath house where Rahul stopped by, after which, according to Maya, the Gandhi son would have ‘purified’ himself
“We respect our leader Mayawati” says 60-year-old Ram Sahay Kori, the head of the household, who works as a daily-wage farm labourer in this Amethi village.
It was Mayawati who has said she will ensure we get the land. Mayawati runs the state .
As the congress party had not done anything for them during its rule at the Centre and in the state and neglected the needs of UP in the Union Budget.
Her demand for a special package of Rs 80,000 crores from the Centre had to be responded.
Mayawati is the symbol of his community’s empowerment.
Ask the family about Mayawati’s remark
“Jo khana hamare saath khaya
Tho wo wapas ja kar kyon nahaya”
‘Why did he wash when he ate with us?’
0.01% Digvijay singhs, Abhishek Singhvis, Sangh Parivars,Muqhtar Abbas Naqvis,Rajnath Singh or any BJP leaders, Nehru and Devegowda dynasties!
Tolerate Ferozes, Sonias, Roberts and Anitas!
Are there instances!
Where they had allowed Unseeables!
Inside their kitchens!
Ate and shook hands!
They would have to purify washed their houses!
In special soaps!
With <Ganges waters!
As they did when untouchables !
Garlanded their leaders!
Or did they got married their sisters and daughters!
To the unseeable and Untouchable boys!
But for the sake of Votes!
And For merely eye wash do gimmicks!
By staying for a day in their thatch-and-mud one-room huts!
Ate and shook hands!
Those the 0.01% created and maintained for over 60 years!
As moon light saha bandhi bhojans!
Without the knowledge that in arrack shops!
Without caste, creed and colours!
Get-to-gether to lick the single dry leaves!
That carried the gravy of mutton chops!
After stay to purify they wash themselves!
In special soaps!
99.99% Sarvajan samaj knows!
the value of their Votes!
And there wont be any more wastes!
Have decided to make Mayawati their future Prime Minister by casting their votes!
‘’We will be contesting on all 224 seats. We have decided against any coalition as we cannot afford to lose our vote base to any other party,'’ party leader Ambed Rajan told PTI.
Mayawati is scheduled to take up campaigning in the state with one rally each for ten seats. The campaign is scheduled in three phases, beginning from April last week, he said.
According to sources, party leader and Rajya Sabha MP Veer Singh has been deputed by Mayawati to oversee her rally arrangements and ticket distribution.
‘’The distribution of tickets would be as per the proportional representation of different communities. All sections, backward, Dalit, upper caste, minorities etc would be given due weightage,'’ he said.
The party plans to play the ‘’king maker'’ role and claims to own the ‘’key'’ to the seat of power after the elections.
‘’This time the balance of power will be decided by us. The key would remain with us,'’ he said.
Next month’s Karnataka Assembly polls would be a test case for the BSP and the Congress,BJP,JD(S) to show who has more following among the Sarvajan Samaj i.e. the entire people.< ?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = “urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office” />
Contrary to popular perception that it is a party of the SC/STs(Original Inhabitants of Jambudvipa that is the Great Prabuddha Bharath), the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) has decided to field Sarvajan Samaj candidates in 75 per cent of the constituencies in the Assembly elections.
With the SC/STs(Original Inhabitants of Jambudvipa that is the Great Prabuddha Bharath) -Brahmin combination working wonders for it in the recent Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, the BSP is all set to adopt a similar strategy in Karnataka too.
BSP chief and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati will hold a meeting with party leaders from Karnataka in New Delhi on Wednesday to finalise the list of candidates and discuss the poll strategy.
The list of candidates for the constituencies that go to polls in the first phase on May 10 will be announced before April 11,
The party is firm on contesting on its own in all the 224 constituencies. It will not enter into alliance with any party. “The Congress tried to strike an alliance with us. But we did not agree,” Mr. Muniyappa said.
The BSP would field Brahmin candidates in 20 constituencies. “I am sure that no other party will issue ticket to so many candidates from the Brahmin community. Like the SC/STs(Original Inhabitants of Jambudvipa that is the Great Prabuddha Bharath), the Brahmins too have been ‘used and dumped’ by political parties,” he said.
To ensure that all castes and communities got fair representation, the BSP would earmark 30 per cent of the seats for Lingayats and Vokkaligas, 37 per cent for Other Backward Classes, 23 per cent for SC/STs(Original Inhabitants of Jambudvipa that is the Great Prabuddha Bharath), and 12 per cent for Muslims, Mr. Muniyappa said. “We are trying to bring in an understanding between the ‘upper’ and the ‘lower’ castes,” he said.
Referring to the party’s strength in Karnataka, Mr. Muniyappa said the BSP had a strong presence in all the districts except Dakshina Kannada and Udupi.
The BSP had held public meetings in 23 of the 28 Lok Sabha constituencies in the State. It had received good response from all sections of society, he said.
Mr. Muniyappa said that nearly 3,000 people from the Brahmin community had recently joined the party in Karwar.
Leaders from other political parties would soon join the BSP, he said.
In the 2004 Assembly elections, it made a serious impact on the results in several constituencies.
The party garnered sizeable SC/STs(Original Inhabitants of Jambudvipa that is the Great Prabuddha Bharath)votes, and this resulted in the defeat of Congress candidates in nearly two dozen constituencies.
The BSP, however, managed to win some seats during the recent elections to urban local bodies. The BSP opened its account in the Legislative Assembly when its candidate, Syed Zulfikar Hashmi, won the 1994 elections from Bidar.
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Mayawati to campaign in Karnataka
NEW DELHI: With the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) deciding to go it alone in the coming Assembly elections in Karnataka, the party supremo and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, Mayawati, has drawn up a detailed schedule for campaigning in the State from the end of this month.
Speaking to The Hindu, the national treasurer of the party, Ambeth Rajan, said Ms. Mayawati would lead the campaign, addressing rallies in different parts of the State at the rate of one rally for every 10 seats. The rallies will be held in three phases from the last week of this month, to coincide with the three-phase polling process. The exact dates would be announced soon.
Buddhists protest vandalism
VISAKHAPATNAM: Several Buddhists staged a protest at Bavikonda on Wednesday protesting against damage caused to a monument and demanded steps to prevent recurrence of such incidents.
“It’s a disgrace that miscreants chose to break the ancient bricks hurting the sentiments of peace loving Buddhists,” Subba Rao, local president of the All India Leh Buddhists’ Association, said.
G. Arjun, an orthopaedician in King George Hospital, said the monument should be handed over to the Archaeological Survey of India.
Rani Sarma, an INTACH activist, now camping in the US, condemned vandalism said the site was significant as five relic caskets were unearthed in the mahastupa. One of these, said to be of Lord Buddha himself, was displayed in a museum at Hyderabad and was inaugurated by the Dalai Lama.
Assembly polls: EVMs to have Braille option
BANGALORE: The Election Commission will issue directions to State Chief Electoral Officer M.N. Vidyashankar to ensure that all electronic voting machines (EVMs) to be used in the Assembly elections in the State have a Braille option. Over 50,000 EVMs will be used for polling in the State.
Chief Election Commissioner N. Gopalaswami told The Hindu that EVMs with Braille option had been used in a few States.
“It should not be a problem to ensure that Braille number strips are pasted on the EVMs to be used in the polling stations in Karnataka as well,” he said.
His reaction came following a petition by a delegation of Karnataka Angavikalara Rajya Okkoota on Wednesday to Mr. Vidyashankar seeking a Braille option in the EVMs, and ramps for the disabled at polling booths.
“Now that this matter has been brought to our notice, suitable directions will be issued. Visually impaired people need not be dependant on any assistance while voting,” Mr. Gopalaswami said.
On the demand for ramps to enable disabled persons to get into polling stations on their own, he said, “Polling stations will have ramps. This is mandatory.”
N.P. Ramachandra, Ramanagara district unit secretary of the okkoota who met Mr. Vidyashankar, said that disabled persons were usually manhandled by agents of political parties.
“It hardly costs Rs. 5 to insert Braille features on the EVMs. But it helps a visually challenged person to be independent of others while making a choice,” he said.
‘Want our vote? Include us in poll manifesto’
Separate budget for agricultural sector demanded
‘Agriculture should be given industry status’
BANGALORE: It looks like political parties cannot get away with making vague poll promises to farmers this time. Learning from bitter experiences, some of the farmers’ organisations have cautioned political parties that they will boycott them in the coming Assembly elections if they do not spell out concrete proposals for the welfare of farmers. They want a separate manifesto for the agricultural sector.
The State Sugarcane Growers’ Association, the National Sugarcane Growers’ Association and Tur Dal Growers’ Association are among those who have decided to analyse the poll manifesto of each of the political parties and create awareness among the people about their worth. Addressing a press conference in Bangalore on Wednesday, farmers’ leaders and representatives of the organisations — Kuruburu Shanthkumar, K. Prabhakara Reddy, Basavaraj Ingin and Basavaraj Tambake — said that they would appeal to farmers to desist from supporting political parties that fail to come out with concrete proposals for farmers’ welfare and agricultural development. Their main demand: a separate budget for the agriculture sector, both at the State and national level. They also demand that agriculture should be given the status of an industry and that it should be included in the joint list of subjects of the State and the Union Government. Mr. Shanthkumar wondered why industrial status could not be given to agriculture when 60 per cent of the people are working in the agricultural sector.
They demanded representation to farmers’ associations in the government bodies which are looking into farm policies, farm produce prices and management of agricultural affairs.
Other demands included implementation of the recommendations of the agricultural commission and extending farm loans at an interest rate of 4 per cent.
K.R. Puram has the largest number of voters
BANGALORE: K.R. Puram is a new Assembly constituency in the Greater Bangalore region and it has the largest number of voters among the 21 constituencies. Carved out from the erstwhile Varthur Assembly constituency (which no longer exists) and a few parts of Hoskote Assembly constituency, it has predominantly urban characteristics.
All wards of the erstwhile K.R. Puram City Municipal Council, and wards 3 to 11 of Mahadevapura City Municipal Council, which includes Sanna Thimmanahalli, Medahalli, Bhattrahalli, K.R. Puram, Ramamurthy Nagar, Doorvaninagar, Chikkabasavanapura, Devasandra, Vijnanapura, A. Narayanapura, Singayyanapalya, Annayyanapalya, Mahadevpura, Benniganahalli, Vibhuthipura and Vimanapura.
As many as 10 villages, K. Narayanapura, Kottanur, N. Nagenahalli, Kyalasanahalli, Geddalahalli, Horamavu Agara, K. Channasandra, Kalkere, Horamavu and Chalkere, that were included within the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike limits when the Greater Bangalore area was formed, are also part of this constituency.
Six polling booths from Bhattrahalli and Shegehalli of Hoskote Assembly constituency have been included in this segment, which is part of Bangalore North Parliamentary constituency. HAL Airport and ITI Colony are prominent land marks of this new constituency.
This constituency, comprising Peenya Industrial Area and Bangalore University, has been formed mainly by carving out many areas of erstwhile Uttarahalli Assembly constituency and some portions of Rajajinagar, Yelahanka and Malleswaram constituencies.
Jalahalli, Siddarthnagar, Bahubalinagar, Laggere, Jai Bhuvaneshwarinagar, Sunkadakatte, Srigandada Kavalu, Hoskere Halli, BEML Layout 3rd stage are some prominent areas of Uttarahalli constituency that have been moved to this constituency.
Goraguntepalya area (nine polling booths) of Rajajinagar constituency, Poornapura area (four polling booths) of Yelahanka, and Muthyalanagar, Mohan Kumar Nagar, B.K. Nagar, Gokula Extension 1st Stage 1st Phase, parts of Yeshwantpur, and of Malleswaram constituency are included in this constituency.
Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike’s HMT, Yeshwantpur and Peenya Industrial Area wards; erstwhile Pattanagere City Municipal Council’s wards 1 to 13, 16 to 18, 20 and 23 to 27; and erstwhile Dasarahalli City Municipal Council’s wards 30 to 32, and 26, have been accommodated in this segment during delimitation. Jnanabharathi, Rajarajeshwarinagar, Peenya and Yeshwanthpur Industrial Areas are prominent land marks.