Mayawati completes three years in office Thursday
The first ever Dalit woman chief minister of India’s most populous state created history in 2007 by leading her Bahujan Samaj Party to winning a clear majority in the 403-member state assembly. It was after a gap of 17 years that any political outfit had managed to bag clear majority in the state’s house.
This is Mayawati’s fourth stint in power. Her earlier tenures were short and propped with the support of the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP).
Unlike the preceding years when she organised a big bash on her government’s anniversaries, the completion of three years in office this time is being kept a low-key affair.