Mayawati resigns as Rajya Sabha MP

Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati on Tuesday resigned as Rajya Sabha MP.

Mayawati earlier in the day had threatened to resign from the upper House if she was not allowed to speak on Dalit atrocities.

“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.

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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