"That's why I have made a decision to resign as a Rajya Sabha member today (Tuesday)", Mayawati said.
She said since the BJP came to power, attacks against Dalits, minorities and workers had increased. To get elected to the Upper House of the Parliament, she would need help from both Samajwadi Party and Congress.
He said that Mayawati was fully justified when she staged a walkout. She can not get another term on BSP's strength as the party has only 18 MLAs whereas around 38 MLA votes are needed for a Rajya Sabha seat from UP. However, sources in the Rajya Sabha secretariat stated that the resignation letter was against the norms.
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In her resignation from the Parliament, Mayawati likened her exit to resignation of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar, as Law Minister from Nehru cabinet in 1951 over differences on Hindu Code Bill.
"If they do that then she should expose how the agency is being used to target Opposition leaders as is evident with cases on Lalu Prasad Yadav and Aam Aadmi Party, among others".
In her resignation letter, she said, "When I got up to speak, the government side did not allow me to complete".
She is an icon to millions of Dalits, most of whom are poor. "If I can not speak for the rights of the Dalits, then I have no right to continue as a member of the Rajya Sabha", the former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and Dalit leader said. She has been in national politics since a bit of time now. Lashing out after the standoff between Mayawati and Rajya Sabha deputy chairman P J Kurien, UP Minister and BJP MLA Shrikant Sharma said the move is intended towards sowing discord in the state. One of her party members has cleared that the Dalit leader was quite serious and if the situation prevails, then she will resign. She has lost people's mandate. It is for this reason Mayawati is angry because the legacy she inherited from Kanshi Ram seems to be slipping slowly away from her.