On Thursday, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo, Mayawati’s resignation from Rajya Sabha was accepted after she met the Vice President Hamid Ansari — Rajya Sabha chairman.
Previously on Tuesday while the monsoon session was underway, Mayawati had staged a walk out from the House alleging that she was not given the chance to speak on the atrocities being faced by the minorities.
Following the walk-out, she had submitted a 3-page resignation latter which was rejected for not being in proper format. On Thursday, BSP supremo submitted another letter — a one line note — which was accepted by the House.
Commenting on the resignation letter, officials in Rajya Sabha secretariat said that the resignation must be ‘unconditional’ and contain only the intent to quit and must not contain the explanations or reasons.
Criticising the BSP supremo’s move, other parties alleged that Mayawati was well aware that her resignation would not be accepted. Mayawati’s walk-out from Rajya Sabha was also being termed as ‘drama’.
Alleging that she wasn’t given a chance to speak on the atrocities against Dalits, Mayawati had stomped out of the upper house on Tuesday after she was asked to limit her speech in the Rajya Sabha.
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 behavior over challenging the speaker.
Mayawati’s Rajya Sabha term ends in April next year and getting re-elected from UP will be a tough task with her handful of lawmakers in the state.