Six Rajasthan BSP MLAs to meet Mayawati on Saturday, to discuss party's poor Lok Sabha performance in state
The six BSP MLAs were scheduled to meet Governor Kalyan Singh in Jaipur on Monday but the meeting was cancelled at the last moment.
A vacation bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Aniruddha Bose said it was not inclined to entertain a petition to grant relief from arrest to Rai.
After drawing a blank in the 2014 general election, the Bahujan Samaj Party this time round won a decent 10 of the 38 seats that it contested as part of the alliance in Uttar Pradesh.
Mayawati said the BJP, and Narendra Modi, in particular, should realise the common people of UP can also remove him from the post and preparation for the same has begun.
The former UP chief minister and BSP supremo also claimed that the BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi were nervous and jittery about their poll prospects.
The small kutccha houses with tin roofs stand out at Mirakpur Panjuwala - a nondescript village in Behat area of Saharanpur, nestling in the Shivalik foothills.
The former UP CM also said funds for construction of the memorial and installation of statues were sanctioned through budgetary allocations after approval of the budget by the state legislature.
Therein lies the moment of anxiety and of potential crisis for BSP coexisting with the optimism.
Shivpal Yadav, who has floated Pragatisheel Samajwadi Party (PSP) after parting ways with the SP, hit out at his nephew and SP chief Akhilesh Yadav.
In his mid-twenties, Akash is the son of Mayawati's brother Anand Kumar. In 2017, she had introduced him to senior party functionaries.
Congress spokesperson R P N Singh said the BJP wanted the secular parties to remain divided in the politically crucial Uttar Pradesh before the 2019 Lok Sabha election.
The Trinamool Congress supremo, who has been a vociferous critique of the BJP, has been touring the country over the last one year trying to build an opposition alliance to take on the BJP.
The BSP supremo further asserted that the Naxals in the area will leave the path of violence to shun the path of violence and will work towards their development.