[161] In December 2010, her government received permission to continue part of the plan, namely maintenance and completion of Ambedkar Memorial Park. New Delhi: After repeatedly attacking the Congress during the course of the election campaign, BSP supremo Mayawati is likely to meet UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Congress president Rahul Gandhi in Delhi on Monday as efforts to form an anti-NDA bloc gather pace ahead of the Lok Sabha election result on May 23. [123][124], Mayawati's political career has attracted praise and controversy. [105], In 2010, 5596 people belonging to the SC and ST communities were allotted 1054.879 hectares of agriculture land. Explore {{searchView.params.phrase}} by colour family {{familyColorButtonText(colorFamily.name)}} [125][126] She has been praised for her fundraising efforts on behalf of her party, and her birthdays were major media events as well as a symbol for her supporters. [1] She became Chief Minister again for a short period in 1997 and then from 2002 to 2003 in coalition with the Bharatiya Janata Party. [150], In her tenures as a Chief Minister, Mayawati commissioned the production and public display of several monuments[151] having parks, gallerias, museums,[152] memorials, murals[153] and statues representing Buddhist and Hindu, Dalit/OBC[154] icons like Gautama Buddha, Gadge Maharaj, Sant Ravidas, Sant Kabir, Narayana Guru, Jyotirao Phule, Chatrapati Shahuji Maharaj, Babasaheb Ambedkar, BSP party founder Kanshi Ram, and of herself. मायावती: Who is Mayawati? [57] Uttar Pradesh achieved higher GDP growth rate at 17 per cent[58][59] and lesser crimes under Mayawati regime as compared to previous and successive governments. 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[193] Time magazine included Mayawati in India's 15 Most Influential list for 2007. The party won three seats in the 1989 national election[22] and two seats 1991. She paid ₹12.5 crore (US$1.8 million) on other incomes, most of which was declared by her as "gifts" by party members. [70][71] BSP won a majority in the 2007 Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections, fielding candidates from a variety of castes and religions. In 1997 and in 2002 she was chief minister with outside support from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the second time only for a year up to 26 August 2003 due to BJP withdrawing support. Mayawati was born on 15 January 1956 at Shrimati Sucheta Kriplani Hospital, New Delhi into a Dalit family of Chamar caste. In 2009, the day was marked by the announcement of welfare schemes targeted towards poor and downtrodden people of the state[177] and, in 2010, by the launch of social programmes with a value of over ₹ 7,312 crore. [141] Her party asserted that her income comes from gifts and small contributions made by party workers and supporters. : Not Known; She was born in a Hindu Dalit family and her father, Prabhu Das, was employed in a post-office at Badalpur, Gautam Buddha Nagar in Uttar Pradesh. Her real She is the national president of the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), which focuses on a platform of social change for Bahujans, more commonly known as Other Backward Castes, Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes as well as converted minorities from these castes. and L.L.B degrees. In the 2007-2012 assembly, only 124 MLAs were crorepatis as compared to 271 crorepatis in successive assembly elected in 2012. Select 100 images or less to download. In 2008, Mayawati launched, Manyawar Shri Kanshiram Ji Shahri Garib Awas Yojna, a scheme for building low-cost housing colonies for urban poor with 90,000 low-cost homes under the first round of construction in different towns and cities across the state while a second and a third round were still underway when government ended in 2012 and next government scrapped the scheme including cutting down electricity of these colonies. [9], In 2003, Mayawati as the Chief Minister, was awarded with Paul Harris Fellow Award by UNICEF, World Health Organization and Rotary International, for her initiative in Polio eradication. {{familyColorButtonText(colorFamily.name)}}, {{ winBackSelfRenewNotification.cta_text }}, {{ winBackContactUsNotification.cta_text }}, View {{carousel.total_number_of_results}} results. She then decreased the number of transfers, stopped creating new posts, and temporarily reduced the level of government spending on furniture and vehicles in response to the allegations. [61], Her second term was from 21 March 1997 to 20 September 1997. [11], On 15 December 2001, in an address during a rally in Lucknow, Kanshi Ram named Mayawati as his successor. [97] Foreigners found the track as 'impressive'[98] and 3 Indian teenagers picked by a F1 panel to train them as future Formula One drivers in Europe. Lucknow: Mayawati’s decision to appoint her nephew Akash Anand as the vice-president of the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) in Lok Sabha has triggered a flurry of speculation touting it as a counter to cut the popularity of Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad. [18][24] She won election to the Lok Sabha in two different constituencies in 1996 and chose to serve for Harora. Find Mayawati Latest News, Videos & Pictures on Mayawati and see latest updates, news, information from NDTV.COM. Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati’s father died New Delhi on Thursday. Earlier the CBI filed a case against her for owning assets disproportionate to her known sources of income. Lucknow, Feb 18 (ANI): Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati has done nothing for Dalits in Uttar Pradesh and added that the latter is of the view that their plight would drastically change for the better if the Congress Party joins hands with them. Six IPS officers were suspended for failing to maintain law and order, while 24 officers were warned to improve. New Delhi: Prabhu Dayal, the father of Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) Supremo and former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mayawati, passed away at the age of 95 in the national capital.He was ailing for some time. [62] In April 1997, she created Gautam Budh Nagar district from the district of Ghaziabad, Kaushambi district was separated from Allahabad district, and Jyotiba Phule Nagar district from Moradabad district. Explore {{searchView.params.phrase}} by color family {{familyColorButtonText(colorFamily.name)}} : Not Known; Does Mayawati drink alcohol? [163], In January 2012, the Election Commission ordered that all of the statues of Mayawati as well as recent statues of elephants ( the symbol of the Bahujan Samaj Party) should be covered up until after February's Uttar Pradesh election. Mayawati was one of nine children in a low-income Dalit family in Delhi. [138][139][140], In the 2007–08 assessment year, Mayawati paid an income tax of ₹ 26 crore, ranking among the top 20 taxpayers in the country. [75] Her government began a major crackdown on irregularities in the recruitment process of police officers recruited during the previous Mulayam Singh government. According to biographer Ajoy Bose, Ram told her: "I can make you such a big leader one day that not one but a whole row of IAS officers will line up for your orders. In May 1997, Mahamaya Nagar district was created out of Aligarh district and Banda district was split into Banda and Chatrapati Shahuji Maharaj Nagar. February 18, 2016 4:05 pm. Explore more on Mayawati. She is also known as the Iron Lady Mayawati. [114], Her government also instituted Sant Ravidas Kala Samman Award with a cash prize of ₹1.25 lakh (US$1,800). [86] UP government signed a MoU with NTPC Limited for 1,320-MW power plant. "[137] Advocates unsuccessfully challenged the governor's decision in court. 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