I am not in politics because of family tradition: Mayawati

Written by: Biswajeet Panda
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Bhopal, Jun 20: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati on Jun 19 said that politics did not come to her as an inheritance, instead she worked hard to make her own mark. The BSP supremo was addressing her party members in Bhopal, the capital city of Madhya Pradesh.

Recalling the early days of BSP and her political journey from 1984, Mayawati, said that from the outset there were attempts to undermine the Dalit movement, but after the party gained ground in the state of Uttar Pradesh, conspiracy theories against herself and the party flew thick and fast.

She said, “I will not give in. I am not in politics because of family tradition, I have gone to villages and narrow lanes and by-lanes of towns to access you people, get your love and confidence ... So long as I am in politics, I will do everything to save and further our movement."

Alleging that a section of the media was biased against the BSP, the UP chief minister said that the reports of farmer's protest to the Yamuna Expressway was exaggerated, and claimed that they telecast and wrote about incidents that had taken place six months ago.

Warning her party members against such reportsm she said, “You must be cautious about such designs."

Trying to further drive her point about the step-motherly treatment being meted out to her government, she said that PILs had been filed against her government despite all her good work.

She even said that memorials and parks built in the name of famous Dalit leaders such as BR Ambedkar and Kanshiram were being opposed.

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