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.
"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'.
The former Uttar Pradesh chief minister, while referring to the induction nine new ministers, also said that retired bureaucrats were being relied on more than politicians.
The former Uttar Pradesh chief minister claimed that the comments made by BJP leaders against the court on the issue of violence, following self-styled godman Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh's conviction in a rape case, had not been liked by the countrymen.
In a statement, she expressed deep anguish over the loss of lives in the state after the frenzied followers of the Dera Sacha Sauda head Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh went on a rampage within a few hours of the pronouncement of the judgement by a CBI court in the 2002 case.
She claimed that the people of Bihar had been betrayed with state Chief Minister Nitish Kumar switching sides from the grand alliance to the NDA.
This is not the first time that Mayawati was heckled while speaking in the House or the Chair has tried to restrict the duration of her speech, so her aggressive postures in the House before storming out has been taken as a move to draw attention on herself and brand the BJP as anti-Dalit.
The Rajya Sabha wants Mayawati to withdraw her resignation, Deputy Chairman P J Kurien said today, a day after the BSP chief quit as a member of the House, saying she was not allowed to speak on dalit issue.
BJP general secretary Bhupender Yadav said the Dalit leader was given twice the allotted time to raise her issue in the House and it was "unfortunate" that she did not give due respect to the Chair.
Mayawati's term in the Upper House of Parliament was slated to end in April 2018.
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 chief Mayawati today attacked the BJP led governments at the Centre and in Uttar Pradesh alleging that they were trying to hide their failures by resorting to 'gau raksha' (cow protection)
There has been speculation that arch-rivals SP and BSP may shed hostility and inch closer in view of the BJP's spectacular rise in Uttar Pradesh.
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.
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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