‘Not allowed to speak’ on anti-Dalit violence, Mayawati resigns from Rajya Sabha
NEW DELHI: Bahajan Samaj Party Majou (BSP) Mayawati resigned from the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday after threatening to leave the upper chamber “can not speak” of atrocities against Dalits and minorities.
“I was talking about atrocities against the Dalits, because I belong to this community, but the Treasury banks do not allow me to say it. How can I continue in this environment?” Mayawati told the media after presenting his letter of resignation to the President of the Rajya Sabha.
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“It is not that I can not speak of the Chamber of the subjects near me … When I came to speak, the government does not allow me to finish.” As the party in power was not allowed to raise these issues, I decided to renounce Rajya Sabha, “he added.
With the support of opposition deputies, Mayawati spoke of violence in the anti-Jalta-Republicite district of Saharuguais of Uttar Pradesh in the Rajya Sabha, in which Vice President PJ Kurien asked to limit his intervention that exceeds three minutes.
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“I will renounce the Rajya Sabha today … I have no moral right to be in the house, if I may not put my views on the atrocities against the Dalits.” Mayawati withdrew Kurien before the fall of the premises.
After the UP UP UP strike, members of the opposition began to raise slogans and forced the postponement of the House.
The term Mayawati in the upper chamber until April of the following year. The decision to accept the resignation of Mayawati responsibility of the president. The format states that the letter of resignation should be brief and that the reasons are not to mention.