BSP CHIEF MAYAWATI RESIGNED FROM THE RAJYA SABHA :

BSP chief Mayawati resigned from the Rajya Sabha.  Soon after the Upper House assembled for the day, a visibly angry Mayawati, who was speaking on the recent anti-Dalit violence in Saharanpur district of Uttar Pradesh, threatened to resign from the House after the Chair asked her to restrict her impromptu speech.  “I will resign from Rajya Sabha today,” Mayawati shot back when Deputy Chairman P J Kurien asked her to wrap up her speech as she had exceeded the three minutes given to her to make her submission.  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.” “I have no moral right to be in the House if I am not allowed to put across my views on atrocities being committed against Dalits,” she said.  Kurien asked her not to make a full-fledged speech and told her she could seek a discussion after giving a notice under rule 267 that seeks adjournment of proceedings to take up an issue.  A discussion can begin only after the Chair, on the advise of the government, accepts the notice and agrees for a discussion.  Kurien rose from his seat in an attempt to calm her down but Mayawati refused to agree saying she has no right to be in the House if she cannot protect the rights of her community. “I am going to resign from the house,” she said and walked out of the House in a huff.  Rediff.com ; 18th. July,17

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s