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Corruption: Rs 400 crore ‘benami’ plot of Maya brother attached

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The BSP chief on Thursday alleged it as “BJP’s deplorable attempt to falsely implicate… & harass members of my family”. The provisional order for the attachment of the seven-acre plot, “beneficially owned” by Anand Kumar — recently appointed BSP national vice-president — & his wife, Vichiter Lata, was issued by the I-T department’s Delhi-based Benami […]

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Mayawati justifies construction of statues in UP, tells SC they represent will of people

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BSP supremo Mayawati Tuesday defended in the Supreme Court the construction of life-size statues of herself in Uttar Pradesh, saying they represent the “will of the people”. The former Uttar Pradesh chief minister, in an affidavit filed in the apex court, said the memorials and statues of herself and other leaders were “intended to promote […]

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PIL on manipulation of land records: Allahabad HC issues notices to Maya

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The Allahabad High Court today issued notices to BSP supremo Mayawati and two of her close relatives on a PIL alleging “manipulation” of land records in their native village while she was the UP Chief Minister. A division bench comprising Chief Justice D B Bhosle and Justice Yashant Verma passed the order on the PIL […]

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CJ to assign PIL against Mayawati’s bungalow: HC

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The Allahabad High Court has directed that a plea against merger and allotment of bungalows to former Chief Minister Mayawati be placed before Chief Justice D Y Chandrachud so that it can be assigned to an appropriate bench. “The question of merger, as pointed out by the learnedAdditional Advocate General (AAG), is not directly an […]

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Scam-accused former UP minister’s bail plea rejected

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The Allahabad High Court today rejected the bail plea of former Uttar Pradesh minister Badshah Singh, an accused in the multi-crore Labour and Construction Co-operative Federation (LACCFED) scam during the erstwhile BSP regime. Justice Aditya Nath of the Lucknow Bench passed this order on an application for bail moved on behalf of Singh. Opposing the […]

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Mayawati’s disproportionate assets: SC disposes off petition

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In a relief to Mayawati, Supreme Court Thursday disposed off a petition seeking review of its earlier judgement quashing CBI investigation into alleged disproportionate assets of BSP supremo. Disposing off the petition, the apex court bench headed by Chief Justice P. Sathasivam said that by its earlier judgement it has only said that the investigation […]

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Taj corridor case: Supreme Court seeks Mayawati’s response

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The Supreme Court decided to examine afresh a plea seeking prosecution of former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati in the Rs 17 crore Taj Corridor scam case without sanction of the Governor. “We will examine the case,” a bench comprising justices H L Dattu and Ranjan Gogoi said on the plea challenging a judgement of […]

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Akhilesh Yadav: Game of name changing continues

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It seems that Uttar Pradesh is not going to do development in future but will do development in changing names of cities, changing names of programmes initiated by Mayawati. Since the coming of Akhilesh Yadav we often hear maladministration news from Uttar Pradesh this is perhaps because of his total attention is diverted towards changing […]

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SC quashes CBI probe against Mayawati

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The Supreme Court on Friday quashed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe against Mayawati in a corruption case stemming from the Taj Corridor case and related to assets disproportionate to her income, which brought some good news for her. Quashing the first information report (FIR), the apex court bench headed by Justice P. Sathasivam […]

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High court prompts Mayawati to release Banda rape victim

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Prompted by an Allahabad High Court directive, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati Saturday ordered the release of a 17-year-old rape victim whom a ruling Bahujan Samaj party lawmaker had falsely implicated in a theft case. Though it was a court holiday, senior judge Justice Rajesh Agrawal decided to take suo motto cognizance of the case […]

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‘Mayawati insensitive to Dalit woes’

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National Commission for Scheduled Castes Chairman P.L. Punia Wednesday accused Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati of being insensitive to the problems faced by Dalits. He also alleged that she was not taking any serious steps to prevent atrocities against them. ‘In the last five-six months, several incidents of rape and killing of Dalits took place […]

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Mayawati’s plan for new district including Amethi okayed

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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati was Wednesday allowed by the Supreme Court to create a new district including Amethi parliamentary constituency represented by Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi, a lawyer said here. “Since one bench (of Allahabad High Court) had already dismissed a petition seeking stay on Amethi’s renaming and declaration as district, the division […]

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Mayawati’s move to rename Amethi stayed

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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati’s move to rename Amethi, Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi’s parliamentary constituency, and elevate it to district level was Wednesday stayed by the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court. The order came on a public interest litigation (PIL) moved by Manoj Kumar Rastogi and Ved Prakash Singh, opposing the creation […]

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