Published On : Tue, Jul 18th, 2017

Mayawati resigns as Rajya Sabha MP

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Mayawati
New Delhi:
Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati on Tuesday resigned as Rajya Sabha MP.

“I was not allowed to speak on problems being faced by the Dalits, backward class, weaker sections including farmers and labourers in Uttar Pradesh. Since I was not allowed by the ruling party to raise these issues so, I have decided to give resignation from Rajya Sabha,” she told media.

Mayawati earlier in the day threatened to resign from the pper House as she was not allowed to speak on Dalits and other weaker sections being targeted in Uttar Pradesh.

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She raised the Saharanpur violence and criticised the Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh for handling the matter poorly. “Since the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has come to power, there have been atrocities on Dalits and minorities starting from Rohith Vemula in Hyderabad, then the Gau Rakshaks,” the BSP chief asserted.

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