Mayawati walked out of the Upper House before formally announcinh her resignation, ANI reported. "Since I was not allowed by the ruling party to raise these issues so, I have made a decision to give resignation from Rajya Sabha", she added.
In her resignation letter, she said, "When I got up to speak, the government side did not allow me to complete".
He claimed that Dalits suffered maximum atrocities when she was the UP chief minister. BSP supremo said that she had no choice but to resign.
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She further alleged the UP government of using a special organisation to give the violence casteist color and deliberately playing a well planned political conspiracy against the Dalits in the state. She has two options, either she successfully uses it to mobilise support, or her resignation dies a quiet death in public memory. BSP's attempt to make Mayawati's resignation from Rajya Sabha a political issue against BJP comes at a time when she has nearly completed changing her party's organisational structure at ground level to meet new challenges. "But when I am not allowed to speak then why should I stay here", she asked while speaking to the media outside Parliament. The BSP leader's term is due to end in April next year and as things stand, her prospects for re-election are nonexistent given her party's 18 seats in the UP assembly. She also raised the suicide by Rohith Vemula and the flogging of Dalit men in Gujarat's Una by self-styled cow vigilantes. In a bid to make Uttar Pradesh's prima donna a part of the ensemble, the Congress, Rashtriya Janata Dal and Samajwadi Party are all willing to send her back to Parliament.
Leader of Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad took objection to Naqvi's remarks, saying the BJP had got a mandate to protect the poor, farmers, minorities and Dalits. The Chair then adjourned the proceedings in quick succession, and finally for the day, at five minutes past 3 pm.
The BJP rejected Mayawati's resignation with senior dalit leader Bizay Sonkar Shastri dismissing it as desperate move of a person to reclaim her support base.
Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi too nodded in affirmative as Kurien looked towards the treasury benches.