How Behenji became Madame Mayawati
I need Ms Mayawati's help in building a nationwide dalit movement and of platform that late Kanshi Ramji had left behind for Ms Mayawati. Kanshi Ram (15 March – 9 October ), also known as Bahujan Nayak or Saheb, was Party (BSP) in He ceded leadership of the BSP to his protégé Mayawati who has served four terms as Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. On May 21, after it had received the vacation notice, the BSP also installed a board at that bungalow, terming it 'Shri Kanshi Ram Ji Yadgar.
While critics remember Kanshi Ram as someone who had full faith in parliamentary democracy and constitutional morality, Mayawati clearly lacks these traits of her mentor.
Under Mayawati, BSP has evolved into a party wrapped up under utmost secrecy. As a senior BSP leader remarks: So what is it that makes BSP different and in a way interesting of all other political parties?
Does Mayawati believe in inner party democracy or not? CNN-IBN has tried to find out Mayawati's vision, her political ambitions, her philosophy and her style of running the party organization. Long off-the record conversations with several BSP leaders and even committed party workers have revealed several interesting features of the Maya Raj.
Mayawati's views on women Herself a woman, Mayawati pays a lot of attention to the needs of BSP's women karyakartas. Party insiders say Mayawati has never given women any significant post in her party organization.
The reason for this is quite fascinating. Barring exceptions, therefore, BSP rallies normally start at 11 am and end before sunset. When it comes to a woman's safety and security, Mayawati makes no compromises. There are very clear cut instructions to all party-men that any indulgence will not be tolerated. So while Mayawati's views on women might seem a bit conservative, unlike the Samajwadi Party, the BSP's supreme boss does not oppose the women reservation bill although her party wants the bill to be introduced with some modifications.
In the forth coming Lok Sabha elections she has given tickets to quite a few women candidates; although it is a different matter that most of these women candidates are just dummies of their husbands who are ministers or MPs with the BSP.
There have been occasions when chief minister's office is has been opened at mid-night and fax sent to the district magistrates for immediate implantation of a Government order.
So key party functionaries expect calls from her or her office any anytime. Sources say Mayawati herself sleeps for only 2 to three hours every night.
Nov 01, Mayawati For me, every election is equally important. That is how I have approached all elections. I always take each one of them very seriously. Earlier, Manyawar Kanshi Ramji used to take care of that part and I had more time to do other things, including dealing with the media, says Mayawati. Following the political tumult in Uttar Pradesh ahead of the assembly elections early next year, the Bahujan Samaj Party feels it has acquired substantive political prominence than its contenders in the recent weeks.
In her volley of sharp responses, she made it clear that SP was no longer in the contest and the Muslim vote had gravitated towards BSP. Which party is your principal rival for the polls? Sapa toot rahi hai.
Ab mare ko kya maarna. So there is no point in flogging a dead horse.4 बार मुख्यमंत्री रही मायावती जीवन भर क्यों रही कुवाँरी वजह जानकर आप भी चौंक जाएंगे
But it is obvious BJP too has been unnerved by this. But it all bodes very well for us. The Muslim voter is no longer in two minds. It thought Muslim vote will be divided.
But due to the break-up in SP, there is no more confusion. Ab Musalman poori tarah se hamaare saath aa gaye hain, koi doubt nahi hai, woh ab two minds mein nahi hain, aur isliye BJP ghabrayee hui hai The votes of the Muslim community has fully shifted to us.
There is no doubt in their minds. They are not in two minds any longer. And that is why BJP is very scared. In fact, we have information that BJP is in a state of shock. There was hardly any crowd.
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Still, he got such an ordinary response. People can see through this. Then he started working among educated employees and awakens them to work for the upliftment of the downtrodden.
In this process he was successful to a large extent in awakening, realizing and transforming the expectations of Dr Ambedkar from educated class.
After the necessary ground work and positive response from some employees in PoonaNagpurDelhi and other places Kanshi Ramji decided to launch an organization for pay-back to society. During this time, he conducted several cadre camps, meetings, seminars in different parts of the country to awaken the employees.
Basically it has been the organization aimed to build up the non-political roots for the success of Dr. Ambedkar's political vision and action. BAMCEF's typical feature was that it was an organization of the employees, by the employees but not for the welfare of the employees.
The first concept given by Kanshi Ram Ji was "people who should succeed politically must have strong non-political roots" He witnessed the failure of Ambedkarite movement in MaharashtraKanshi Ramji had realized that the people whose non-political roots were not strong were bound to fail politically.
They can have their political party, but they cannot succeed politically. BAMCEF created a new missionary political conscience among the backward caste educated employees and also established a national network for further Kanshi Ram's movement.
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After spending 20 yrs of his young age Kanshi Ramji realized that merely organizing employees would not be enough to fulfill the dreams of Dr Ambedkar. Unless they get power and cannot become rulers. Therefore he created another concept, i. According to him, "not that our people were not struggling.
They were struggling, but not for themselves. They were not struggling for their own cause. They were and are struggling for somebody else as stooges. Because we are passing through the Chamcha Age, the era of stooges, and as stooges we are struggling.
A Caste and Community-wise Chamchas. B Party - Wise Chamchas. It will be apt to say that, Kanshi Ram has been the only leader who has understood the damage caused by the Poona Pact and applied the necessary measures as it was expected by Dr.
His only book deals with the Chamcha Age phenomenon in detail. Kanshi Ram has been very crystal clear in understanding the Poona Pact and therefore he said, "Babasaheb Ambedkar wanted to take the downtrodden people from Dark Age to bright age. But Gandhi intervened in this process of change. Hence we entered into a different age then onwards, which I have named as the age of Chamchas-the Chamcha Age-the era of stooges".
The programmes created sufficient awareness in the Bahujan Samaj about their socio - political, economic and cultural status.