"This forms 66.34 percent of the total income of national parties added together during 2016-17," Delhi-based think-tank Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) said in a report released today.
Mayawati was apparently referring to Arjit Shashwat, son of Union minister of state Ashwini Kumar Choubey who was recently booked for allegedly inciting communal passion by taking out an ‘unauthourised' procession in Bhagalpur town.
Mayawati alleged the BJP tried to create a rift between the two parties (SP and BSP) by indulging in malpractices to defeat her party candidate.
The BSP too has given indications that it remains positive about the new-found understanding between the two parties.
Uttar Pradesh has a total of 404 Assembly seats (including a nominated member). Out of these, the BJP has 311 MLAs.
Yesterday, in a scene which seemed unimaginable only till the recent past, Yadav had rushed to the residence of the BSP supremo shortly after his candidates emerged victorious and thanked her.
What transpired at the meeting was not immediately known, but party insiders believed the two leaders discussed a grand alliance ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.
The Congress' support comes after BSP chief Mayawati offered a quid pro quo in Rajya Sabha elections in UP and Madhya Pradesh
Expressing concern over the coal mining issue, she alleged that it has come at a time when some "wealthy and capitalists" embezzled huge sums of money from public sector banks and fled the country.
The Rajya Sabha MP from Karnakata said Mayawati had twice been taught lesson in Uttar Pradesh, when the opposition remained fractured.
As part of the event the party has reportedly asked sitting and former MPs, legislators, zonal coordinators, district presidents and other functionaries to bring minimum financial support of Rs 50,000 from at least 500 supporters each to fill the party coffers
As soon as the Upper House began the proceedings with the laying of papers during Zero Hour, Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu asked Leader of Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad to speak.
As soon as the papers were laid during Zero Hour, Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu asked Leader of Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad to speak.
Mayawati also questioned as to how the Congress will have the moral right to fight against the BJP's "anti- constitutional" thinking.
Scores of BSP workers took to the streets this morning, ransacking roadways buses and damaging public property while shouting slogans against the police, for failing to protect the BSP leader.
"The BJP leaders have shown 'achhe din' (good days) to the people of this country by misleading them. Now, the people have made up their minds to show them 'bure din' (bad days)," she said in a dig at the BJP's popular slogan 'achhe din'.
Mayawati, whose term in the Upper House is till April next year, argued with Kurien saying how can she be prevented from raising the issue about her 'samaj' (community) and the Dalits. "I have not finished. You cannot do this."
BSP supremo Mayawati today alleged that the Centre and the BJP are using the government machinery to target opposition parties and Prime Minister Narendra Modi has "crossed all limits" in this regard.
BJP and Congress have not yet submitted their audited reports to the Election Commission even after six months from the due date for submission, Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) said in its report released today.
The former chief minister of Uttar Pradesh also said that his party will play a crucial role in bringing opposition leaders together. “Aane wale samay mein desh mein jo bhi gathbandan banega, SP usme aham bhoomika nibhayegi (Samajwadi Party will play an important role in a coalition that will be formed in the country),” he said.
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