The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) will contest 35 seats and the Janta Congress Chhattisgarh 55 in the 90-member Assembly.
Recalling the more than two-decade-old infamous 1995 Guest House incident, UP BJP's media co-ordinator Rakesh Tripathi said it was BJP MLA Brahm Dutt Dwivedi who came to Mayawati's rescue.
Mayawati was speaking after she moved into her new residence vacating her sprawling bungalow on Supreme Court orders.
In a statement issued here, she said the Bharatiya Janata Party is supporting such agitations to divert people's attention from "burning" issues such as fuel price hike.
The BJP government's recent decision to appoint Lok Kalyan Mitras at the block level in the state for dissemination of information and feedbacks on various government schemes and programmes is a blatant waste.
The BSP supremo gave credit for the passage of the bill to the pressure built by the SC/ST communities, including her party men who participated in the April 2 Bharat Bandh.
The BSP in a press release only referred to his remarks dubbing the prime minister as "Gabbar Singh" as the reason behind his removal.
Earlier, accusing the Congress and other parties of shedding "crocodile tears" for farmers, the Prime Minister had asked why developmental and irrigation projects across the country were neglected during their rule.
Modi laid the foundation stone for the Rs 23,000 crore Purvanchal Expressway at Azamgarh and described the occasion as the beginning of a new chapter in the development of Uttar Pradesh, particularly its eastern part.
Mayawati said that it was her government which had created a new district in honor of Kabir and proposed the idea of dividing the state into four parts to ensure overall development.
Mayawati said the saffron party had lost all moral rights to speak about the welfare of these sections after their continued harassment.
The BSP supremo alleged the BJP's Kashmir policy seems to be guided more by "narrow politics" of the party rather than being guided by the welfare of the people.
Mayawati said that the move signifies the "administrative failure" of PM Modi and that the central government is finding itself unable to prepare experts in these departments.
Her personal secretary today said she has vacated the bungalow on 6, Lal Bahadur Shastri Marg which was allotted to her as former chief minister.
The SP-BSP combine had defeated BJP in Gorakhpur and Phulpur Lok Sabha bye-elections in March.
Months after announcing BSP’s alliance with Janta Dal (Secular), Mayawati will finally campaign in Mysore and Chitradurga district during her two-day visit to the state
"Intoxicated by power, BJP leaders are taking the people of the country for fools... The indecent and undemocratic language used by BJP president Amit Shah during the Mumbai meeting is condemnable," Mayawati said in a statement here.
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.
By some queer stroke of luck or may be design, Behenji nominated Bhim Rao Ambedkar to take on the SP from Lakhna in 2007. If politics is about perception and messaging, then Mayawati succeeded in doing precisely that by winning comfortable majority in the state and getting Ambedkar elected from Mulayam’s bastion.
Uttar Pradesh has a total of 404 Assembly seats (including a nominated member). Out of these, the BJP has 311 MLAs.
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.
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.
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
Several towns and cities in Maharashtra were on the edge today as Dalit protests against Monday's violence in Pune spilled over to Mumbai, with agitators damaging scores of buses, and disrupting road and rail traffic, officials said.
Mayawati also questioned as to how the Congress will have the moral right to fight against the BJP's "anti- constitutional" thinking.