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7 December, 2015 4:23 PM BSP Will Fight 2017 Uttar Pradesh Elections Alone: Mayawati

New Delhi: Bahujan Samaj Party chief and former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mayawati on Monday said her party will contest the 2017 assembly elections alone. "BSP will not have any alliance with any party. Neither with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) nor Congress. Our party will contest all 403 seats and we will contest on our own strength," she told the media 33

7 December, 2015 7:25 AM Rahul Gandhi leads Congress protest against V K Singh in Parliament

NEW DELHI: Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Monday led his party MPs as they protested against the dog remarks made by Union minister General V K Singh. "Remove VK Singh," shouted the Congress leaders as they protested next to the statue of Mahatma Gandhi outside Parliament, shortly before the House met for another week in the ongoing winter session 25

6 December, 2015 11:04 AM Mayawati calls disputed structure in Ayodhya 'Babri Masjid', says Ambedkar was 'secular'

Lucknow: BSP supremo Mayawati on Sunday described the disputed structure at Ayodhya as 'Babri Masjid'. "The demolition took place on the death anniversary of Dr Ambedkar who was 'secular'," the BSP supremo added. She was speaking on the 60th death anniversary of Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar. Also, 6th December marks the anniversary of Babri Masjid demolition 15

6 December, 2015 9:04 AM Mayawati plays the Muslim card, calls disputed structure in Ayodhya Babri Masjid

LUCKNOW: BSP chief Mayawati chose Ambedkar's death anniversary to play the Muslim card and described the disputed structure at Ayodhya as `Babri Masjid'. She also said that it was being destroyed by communal forces. Mayawati's statement comes two days after RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat reportdly said that the Ram Temple in Ayodhya would be constructed in his life time. "Ram aur Sharad 15

4 December, 2015 9:13 AM Mulayam as PM, Rahul Dy PM: Akhilesh Yadav's formula for SP-Congress alliance at Centre

New Delhi: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Friday hinted that an alliance between Samajwadi Party and Congress is possible at the Centre if Mulayam Singh Yadav is made the prime ministerial candidate and Rahul Gandhi his deputy. The UP Chief Minister made this remark when he was asked about the possibility of an alliance between his party 75

4 December, 2015 6:25 AM V.K. Singh’s remarks echo in Rajya Sabha

The Hindu Union Minister of State for External Affairs V.K. Singh. File photo The Rajya Sabha proceedings started with uproar by members of Bahujan Samaj Party over Union Minister of State for External Affairs and former army chief Gen. V.K. Singh controversial 'dog' remark on death of Dalit children in Haryana. BSP chief and former U.P. chief minister 28

1 December, 2015 4:14 AM Mayawati slams BJP for intolerance, but supports GST

BSP Chief Mayawati who had been mute on the issue of intolerance till now, slammed the BJP government for intolerance, communalism and anarchy in the country and also attacked the Congress for misusing CBI. Participating in the debate on 'Commitment to the Indian Constitution' in Rajya Sabha on Monday, she expressed concern over the condition of Scheduled 21

30 November, 2015 11:00 PM Oppn targets govt in RS over 'intolerance'

Opposition today raked up in Rajya Sabha the "intolerance" issue to target the government which said "some amount" of intolerance has been there in the society even before the NDA rule which needed to be identified and dealt with firmly, instead of generalising it. Members of the opposition parties like Congress, NCP and BSP sought to corner the government 113

30 November, 2015 11:00 PM Congress leaders split on quota in private sector

In response to Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) president Mayawati’s remark that reservation should be extended to the private sector, the Congress Monday stood divided on the issue with some leaders supporting the call and others downplaying or rejecting it. Referring to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Parliament speech on Monday, Ms.Mayawati said that the Prime 23

30 November, 2015 3:27 PM Mayawati favours quota for poor upper castes

BSP chief Mayawati on Monday favoured separate quota for poor upper castes and reservation benefits to Muslim and Christian Dalits, tribals and OBCs while threatening to hit the streets if the government makes any move to review the existing law for SC/ST and OBCs. Participating in the debate on 'Commitment to the Constitution' in Rajya Sabha, she also pushed 25