Bahujan Samajwadi Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati on Tuesday threatened to resign as a Member of Parliament (MP) alleging that she wasn’t given a chance to speak out the atrocities being faced by the minorities.
The Uttar Pradesh politician today staged a walk out from the Rajya Sabha while the Monsoon Session was underway; claiming that she would resign if she wasn’t allowed to speak.
Trying to bring out the matter of unrest in Saharanpur against the minorities, furious BSP supremo said, “If I am not allowed to speak right now, I will resign right away. I will come and give my resignation right now, if I am not allowed to speak right now.”
Following the walkout, all the other Opposition parties raised slogans in the assembly seeking an adjournment motion.
Commenting on the matter, BJP leader, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that the BSP supremo must ‘apologise’ for her behaviour over challenging the speaker.
However, taking Mayawati’s stand, CPM leader Sitaram Yechury said that the points made by Mayawati are serious and valid.
He said, “Government is doing nothing about atrocities against Dalits and minorities they are under serious danger.”
Meanwhile, the general secretary of BSP, SC Mishra said that Mayawati is very adamant of resigning and might put down her papers today.