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Lalu Yadav backs Mayawati, calls BJP an ‘anti-Dalit party’

Lalu said that his party would again send Mayawati to the Upper House of the Parliament if she so desires.

Written by: Raj Singh, Patna [ Published on: July 18, 2017 22:24 IST ]
Lalu says he is willing to send Mayawati to Rajya Sabha from Bihar

Coming out in support of BSP supremo Mayawati, who resigned from Rajya Sabha today, RJD President Lalu Prasad said that the behaviour of BJP ministers proves that they belong to an anti-Dalit party. In a series of tweets, the former Bihar Chief Minister, who also served as Railways Minister in the Manmohan Singh cabinet during UPA-I regime, said that his party would again send Mayawati to the Upper House of the Parliament if she so desires.

“ RJD is standing on Mayawati’s side with full strength. We strongly oppose BJP’s intentions of crushing the voice of the deprived section,” Lalu Prasad tweeted.

Laly Yadav further said that it would be an insult to both the democracy as well as the constitution if the representatives of the Dalit community are not allowed to speak in the Parliament.

Lalu also added that he spoke to Mayawati and requested her to enter Rajya Sabha from Bihar in order to defeat the divisive agenda of the BJP.

“Spoke with Mayawati Ji in length. Offered & requested her to be Rajyasabha MP frm Bihar to fight against atrocities & divisive agenda of BJP,” Lalu said in another tweet.

Earlier in the day, Mayawati resigned from the Rajya Sabha after she accused the treasury benches of not allowing her  to speak over the alleged atrocities being committed against the weaker sections of the society. 

"I met the chairman to hand over my resignation letter. It is not good that I cannot speak in the House on issues close to me... When I got up to speak, the government did not allow me to complete. Their members stood up and interfered. It is not good," Mayawati said after handing over her resignation to Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari.

The Rajya Sabha Chairman is yet to take a final decision on accepting the resignation of Mayawati.

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