“Power was in wrong hands for 61 years”
Congress responsible for poverty and unemployment in the country: Mayawati
“BSP will focus on welfare of sarv samaj”
Promises quota for poor among forward castes
LUCKNOW: Bahujan Samaj Party president and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati on Monday held the Congress responsible for poverty and unemployment in the country and said if the BSP is voted to power at the Centre it would focus on the welfare of the “sarv samaj.”
Ms. Mayawati said the Congress ruled U.P. for about 40 years and in the Centre for about half a decade, yet there had been a quantum increase in poverty and unemployment.
Ms. Mayawati also promised to enforce separate quota for the poor among forward castes if the BSP formed the government at the Centre.
Addressing an election rally at the Maiku Lal Inter College ground in Telibagh here in support of the BSP candidates, Akhilesh Das Gupta (Lucknow) and Jai Prakash Rawat (Mohanlalganj-R ), Ms. Mayawati said the problems confronting the sarv samaj remain unsolved for 61 years since Independence.
Taking potshots at a Congress leader, the BSP president remarked merely spending a night at a SC/ST household would not solve the problem of poverty and unemployment.
Ms. Mayawati flayed the attempts of the Samajwadi Party, the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party to defame her and the BSP by raking up the issue of memorials for BSP icons, Bhim Rao Ambedkar and Kanshi Ram, in Lucknow.
She said almost the double the size of the land used for building memorials to Mr. Ambedkar and Mr. Kanshi Ram has been used in Rajghat, which houses memorials of Gandhi and Nehru families. The BSP chief questioned the silence of the Opposition parties and the media on this aspect.
Ms. Mayawati said Mulayam Singh spent more money on developing a single village, Saifai, adding that the same money could have been utilised in the development of about 1,000 villages in Uttar Pradesh.
Appealing for support for Dr. Das, the BSP president said while the SP and Congress had imported candidates,
BJP candidate Lalji Tandon was relying on the letter, supposedly written by Atal Behari Vajpayee, who has been keeping ill-health. Ms. Mayawati slammed actor Sanjay Dutt for his objectionable remarks against her.
The Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister also took a swipe at BJP’s Pilibhit candidate Varun Gandhi, when she said that no one would be allowed to take the law in his hands whether “he belonged to the Gandhi family, or was from a family of royals.”
Ms. Mayawati said the condition of the “sarv samaj” would improve only with the BSP in power at the Centre. For the last 61 years, power has remained in the wrong hands, whether it has been the Congress, the BJP or their allies.
Addressing another poll rally in Mr. Mulayam Singh’s home district, Etawah, on Monday, Ms. Mayawati said the ongoing polls provided a golden opportunity to elect a “Dalit ki beti” as the PM, and thus fulfil the dreams of Ambedkar and Kanshi Ram.
In Etawah, she canvassed for Govind Chaudhary (Etawah), Mahesh Chandra Verma (Kannauj) and Vijay Shakya (Mainpuri).
Mayawati accuses Congress of being anti-SC/STs
Terming Congress as anti-SC/STs, BSP supremo Mayawati on Sunday accused the Nehru-Gandhi family of having always opposed Bhimrao Ambedkar as it did not want to see the Scheduled Caste leader in Parliament.
“Nehru-Gandhi family always opposed Dr Ambedkar and it did not want to see the SC leader in Parliament. This was why when he (Ambedkar) contested the Lok Sabha polls from Maharashtra, Congress fielded candidate against him,” Mayawati said while addressing an election rally here.
The Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister said Dr Ambedkar was opposed by the party when he contested election for becoming a member of the Constituent Assembly, which drafted the country’s Constitution.
Holding the party responsible for the demolition of the Babri mosque, she said had the Congress government acted timely the mosque could have been saved in 1992.
Highlighting achievements of the state goverment, she promised to provide reservation to the economically weak among the upper caste people and implement the Sachar Committee recommendations, if voted to power at the Centre.
She said that Congress and BJP were responsible for the under development of the country as both the parties thought only of the industrialists and business houses which fund their elections.
“Unlike BSP, which runs on the money collected from party workers, BJP and Congress get finance from industrialists and business houses and later oblige them”, she alleged.
Mulayam misused development funds: Mayawati
Lucknow, April 27 (Inditop) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati Monday charged rival Samajwadi Party president Mulayam Singh Yadav with misusing the state’s development funds, saying that as many as 1,000 villages could have been developed with the amount.
“The money spent by Mulayam Singh for giving a facelift to (his native village) Saifai alone could have brought development in 1,000 villages of the state,” Mayawati said at an election rally in Etawah district. Saifai village is situated in Etawah, about 200 km from here.
“I could have also done the same for my native village in Uttar Pradesh. But, as chief minister I focused on all-round development of the state and took developmental schemes in villages only on the basis of backwardness.”
The BSP chief also accused Mulayam Singh of promoting dynastic politics.
“Mulayam must realise that the place where he has reached today is not only because of Ram Manohar Lohia. Icons like Dr. B.R. Ambedkar and others have also played an important role in helping people like Mulayam Singh rise.”
She said if this had not happened, Mulayam Singh and his family members would have been grazing cattle under a feudal lord.
Eight candidates left in fray for Hamirpur in Himachal
Mangat Ram(Bahujan Samaj Party)
33 millionaires among candidates for Delhi’s 7 seats
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) As many as 33 millionaires and 20 people with criminal records will fight for Delhi’s seven Lok Sabha seats that go to polls May 7.
“A total of 33 ‘crorepatis’ are contesting elections in Delhi. Of 33, seven are from the Congress and five each from the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), a Delhi Election Watch (DEW) statement Monday said.
Among major parties, the average assets per candidate for BSP is Rs1.13 billion (Rs.113 crores), Congress Rs.70 million (Rs.7 crores) and BJP Rs.20 million (Rs.2 crores), the statement added.
Two candidates have declared their assets as zero, and four have declared assets of less than Rs 20,000, while 42 percent of the total candidates have not furnished their PAN card details as compared to 65 percent in 2004.
The average increase in individual assets has been 755 percent with one candidate showing a jump of over 3000 percent and most of them showing increase in three digits.
Of 160 candidates in the fray, the DEW looked into affidavits of 158 candidates and found that 20 candidates (12.5 percent) have criminal records.
“The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has fielded four candidates with criminal records and the Congress has given ticket to one candidate with criminal record,” according to the statement.
“There are seven candidates who are charged with heinous crimes which includes murder, attempt to murder, kidnapping and extortion. Amongst major parties, the BSP has fielded maximum (2) number of candidates with serious crimes in Delhi. No other major party has fielded any such candidates,” the statement added.
Delhi Election Watch (DEW) is part of a nationwide National Election Watch (NEW) campaign, comprising more than 1200 NGOs and other citizen organisations working on electoral reforms, improving democracy and governance in India.
— Indo-Asian News Service
Well it seems that press is to suppress the facts and impress the frauds in SC/ST (Aboriginal Inhabitants of Jambudipa, that is, the Great Prabuddha Bharath.
What “Newsweek” editor know about Indian caste system? Has he ever even tried to know what being a Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe (Aboriginal Inhabitants of Jambudipa, that is, the Great Prabuddha Bharath).
( & more importantly SC women mean?
Newsweek has shown anti-SC/ST, anti humanistic behavior by publishing such a piece of news.
How can Newsweek say Mayawati is “bigger threat” to India? Has she committed murders? Or has she been ever involved in riots like Advani & Kalyan Singh or any Hindutav organization like RSS, VHP?
I think those who are jealous of Mayawati’s growth are giving money to publish such piece of news so as to tarnish Mayawati’s image.
No, matter what these newspapers publish, Mayawati will be the bigger gainer of this election. This is shown by IBN Live survey that more than 4 lakh people have voted for Mayawati & she is ahead of Sonia Gandhi, who got only 94 thousand votes. IBN Live survey shows clearly Mayawati is “Best Women Politician ” in India.
Napoleon Once said that he can face two battalions but not two scribes of a NEWS PAPER!
But to-day’s NEWS PAPERS!
are the industrialists and business houses, fundamentalist’s and Casteist,s organisations’ like RSS,s and VHP’s VIIEWS PAPER!
Which are unfit even to be a TOILET PAPER!
Every Sarvajan Samaj must stop buying such PAPERS!
And start their websites own NEWS PAPERS!
But Restrain from throwing cow dungs and shoes on the journalists of these TOILET PAPERS!