Develop houses of Dr Ambedkar as museums, says Mayawati

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Lucknow, Jan 15: BSP supremo Mayawati today demanded the Centre to buy the two houses of Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar in London and Delhi and develop them as museums.

"The Henry Road, London residence where Ambedkar lived is being auctioned and the Central government should buy it over and develop it as a museum", Mayawati said during a press conference here, held on the occasion of her 59th birthday.

Develop houses of Dr Ambedkar as museums: Mayawati
"Similarly the Alipur Road, Delhi residence should also be developed as a museum," she said.

The former UP Chief Minister who asked her party men to help the poor and deprived belonging to the 'sarv samaj' on the day which is being observed as 'Peoples Welfare Day'.

Mayawati said, she used to launch schemes worth thousands of crores of rupees on her birthdays as the CM but Samajwadi Party government discontinued many of them after coming to power.

Referring to some of her senior leaders either quitting or being expelled from the party after the dismal showing in Lok Sabha polls last year, Mayawati said after leaving they level allegations on her.

"Only those in line for tickets and not getting them raise charges of money being demanded for allotting tickets in the BSP", the BSP supremo said. Terming such leaders as "autumn leaves" Mayawati said, "BSP is not just a political party but a movement. When the autumn comes, some selfish go to jail and some level unfounded allegations. Whoever harms the movement would be removed as the autumn leave".

On the occasion, Mayawati who also released the tenth edition of her biography 'Mere sangharshmai jeevan tatha BSP andolan ka safarnama' and the party's calender for 2015.

Responding to a question, she said that several leaders including the President Pranab Mukherjee and Congress chief Sonia Gandhi have wished her on her birthday.

To another question, Mayawati thanked Ajit Singh led RLD which has eight MLAs in the UP Assembly of supporting BSP's third candidate in the coming Legislative Council polls to ensure smooth sailing.


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