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Mayawati Birthday Special: Know some lesser known facts about former UP CM

Born on 15 January 1956, Mayawati is an Indian politician and social reformer. Mayawati’s rise in politics was termed as a ‘Miracle of Democracy’ by former Prime Minister of India P.V Narasima Rao.

The prominent leader had to fight various battles in her life to reach where she is today.

On her birthday, let us have a look at some of the lesser-known facts about her:

1.Mayawati’s brothers were sent to private schools for attaining education whereas she was sent to a government school.

2.Rising through the gender bias, the leader inculcated the passion to educate herself as much as she could. She completed her B.A from Kalindi College, University of Delhi way back in 1975.

3.Mayawati worked as a teacher in Delhi while preparing for Civil Services when she was approached by Kanshi Ram, a prominent Dalit leader who wanted Mayawati to become a part of the Bahujan Samaj Party.

4.Mayawati was highly impressed by the ideals of the party, she went on to contest elections for BSP and became a member of Parliament back in 1989.

4. Mayawati became the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh for the first time in June 1995.

5.Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati has called upon her party workers to celebrate her 66th birthday on Saturday, January 15.

Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati has called upon her party workers to celebrate her 66th birthday on Saturday, January 15.

This happened in view of the implementation of the model code of conduct (MCC) after the Election Commission of India (ECI) announced the schedule for assembly elections in five states, including Uttar Pradesh, on Saturday and surge in the Covid-19 cases across the state.

In a meeting of party leaders and office bearers on Sunday, Mayawati told them to follow the Covid protocol and poll code guidelines during the electioneering for the assembly polls.

The party leaders, office bearers, workers and supporters will celebrate her birthday with their family members in their homes, she said. “The party workers should assist the poor and impoverished people who have to suffer due to the Covid pandemic,” Mayawati said.

By line: Divya Thearia

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