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 For The Gain of the Many and For the Welfare of the Many

Online edition of India’s National Newspaper
Sunday, Jan 13, 2008
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‘Give Bharat Ratna to Kanshi Ram’

Special Correspondent

It will be an honour for the people of the country, says Mayawati

LUCKNOW: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati on Saturday demanded that the nation’s highest civilian honour, Bharat Ratna, be conferred posthumously on her political mentor and founder of the Bahujan Samaj Party, Kanshi Ram, for his contribution towards creating social and political awareness among the crores of Original Inhabitants of Jambudvipa i.e.,The Great Prabuddha Bharath .

Addressing a press conference here, she said she had placed the demand in a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

Ms. Mayawati said Kanshi Ram deserved the honour as he had devoted his entire life for the uplift of the downtrodden sections.

She said he had instilled self-confidence in the Original Inhabitants of Jambudvipa i.e.,The Great Prabuddha Bharath, deprived and backward sections, who had been divided into several castes.

Referring to media reports that the names of the former Prime Minister, Atal Bihari Vajpayee and the former West Bengal Chief Minister, Jyoti Basu, were under consideration, the Chief Minister said her government and the ruling party welcomed the move.

However, conferring the Bharat Ratna on the BSP founder would be an honour for the people of the country.

‘Special gifts’

Meanwhile, some public welfare measures, she referred to as “special gifts” for the people, would be announced on her birthday on January 15.

Stating that her birthday would be celebrated in a simple manner throughout the country, she said she had appealed to her partymen to render financial help to poor widows, the elderly and physically impaired persons of the “sarv saamaj” on the occasion. She also appealed to her cadres to extend financial assistance to the party on the day.

Big plans for Mayawati’s birthday

BANGALORE: On the occasion of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati’s birthday on January 15, the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) in the State has decided to distribute Rs. 5,000 each to five women belonging to poor families in each Assembly constituency of the State. BSP State unit president M. Muniyappa told presspersons here on Saturday that the party would collect money from party workers to celebrate their leader’s birthday in a grand manner on Tuesday. — Special Correspondent

‘Pejawar seer wants to meet Mayawati’

Special Correspondent

Party not aware of the reasons behind the request

BSP to contest Assembly polls on its own

BANGALORE: The Bahujan Samaj Party State unit on Wednesday claimed that Pejawar Math pontiff Vishvesha Thirtha Swamiji has sought an appointment with party supremo Mayawati.

Addressing presspersons, BSP State unit president Marasandra Muniyappa said the Pejawar seer was keen on meeting Ms. Mayawati. However, he said the party was not aware of the exact reasons behind such a meeting sought by him.

Mr. Muniyappa only said that the success of Ms. Mayawati’s social engineering experiment in Uttar Pradesh in which the party joined hands with the upper castes as well as the oppressed communities had resulted in people from various communities, including the upper castes, moving towards the BSP in Karnataka.

He said the party State unit was in an upbeat mood ever since Ms. Mayawati addressed a convention in Bangalore recently. More than 1,000 persons were joining the party every day from various communities ever since Ms. Mayawati’s visit, he claimed. During her Karnataka visit, Ms. Mayawati had assured poor people from upper castes of providing 10 per cent reservation in private sector if her party came to power at the Centre.

Mr. Muniyappa said the party would contest all the 224 Assembly seats in the State on its own without entering into any alliance with other political parties.

In a statement, the party said the former Vice-Chancellor of Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences R. Chandrashekhar would join its fold.

Meanwhile, the BSP State unit has decided to celebrate Ms. Mayawati’s birthday on January 15 in a novel way by providing financial aid of Rs. 5,000 each to five destitute women and poor widows from every Assembly constituency in the State.

Mr. Muniyappa said about 1,300 persons would receive the financial aid at a programme to be held on that day at the Ambedkar Bhavan in Bangalore.

He said the funds for such an aid would be raised from the party members instead of collecting donations from industrialists

Contribute financially on my birthday, says Mayawati

BSP chief Mayawati said she has appealed to her supporters to celebrate her birthday on Monday by ‘contributing financially’ to the party and for welfare activities.

The UP Chief Minister, who will turn 52 on January 14, said that she had asked ‘party workers and well-wishers to undertake welfare activities for helpless widows, the old and meritorious poor students’ on the occasion.

“This would be the most valuable and important gift for me,” she said and asked BSP workers to celebrate the occasion with simplicity in view.

Mayawati said a book My Story of Struggle: BSP’s Journey - Part 3 would be released on the occasion in New Delhi and also promised a slew of schemes for the people, but refused to divulge them till then.

The Original Inhabitant of Jambudvipa i.e.The Great Prabuddha Bharath leader was earlier this week virtually given a clean chit by the Income Tax Appellate Tribunal which said she received gifts out of veneration and personal esteem.

Mass conversion held in Nellore district of Andhrapradesh under the banner of AMBEDKAR DHARMA PORATA SAMITHI(ADPS)

There was a big mass conversion held in Nellore district of Andhrapradesh under the banner of AMBEDKAR DHARMA PORATA SAMITHI(ADPS) , means Ambedkar’s Dharma Struggle Committee, the organisation dedicated for spreading Babasaheb Ambedkar’s ideology especially in spreading buddism.  Organisation’ s President Jnanabodhi Sri. Ingilala Ramachandra Rao presided the programme.  Bangalore based buddhist bhikku Sri. Bodhi Datta banteji gave panchseela and addressed gathering and stressed to need to follow buddhist priniciples in daily life and taught how to do Metta Meditation.  Later 22 precepts given to the gathering by Sri. Ramachandra Rao and gave presidential speech.  The programmed held in Nellore Town hall, on 25th December 2007, began around 4.30Pm. and ended 6.30p.m after taking big rally in the streets of Nellore town with Jaibheem and long live Buddhism slogans by committed cadres of ADPS. Around 2000+ participated in proframme, includes mainly dalits, few tribals, obc casts and interestingly some muslims also got converted. The rural crowd mostly seemed to be very serious about buddhist conversion.  The occasion they choose is on December 25, on which day Babasaheb burnt Manusmuthi publicly , which is based on inequality and cruelty on humanity. From Bangalore I attended with Some BSP friends and translated Bhanteji.s english speech into Telugu.

Kodanda Rama


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