Mayawati must be given chance to speak in the Rajya Sabha as she is a senior leader: Azam Khan
LATEST NEWS : Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Azam Khan on Tuesday advised Bahujan Samajwadi Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati not to resign from the Rajya Sabha, adding that she should, in fact, start planning for 2019 general elections.
“She must be given chance to speak in the Rajya Sabha as she is a senior leader and served as a four-time chief minister of Uttar Pradesh. There is no need to resign. In fact, must plan things to fight for 2019 elections,” he told ANI.
Mayawati earlier in the day threatened to resign from the Rajya Sabha as she was not allowed to speak on Dalits and other weaker sections being targeted in Uttar Pradesh.
“When I tried speaking about the weaker sections today in the Rajya Sabha, I was not allowed to speak. Why? It’s a shame. If I am not allowed to speak on Dalits being targeted, then I will resign from the Rajya Sabha,” Mayawati said.
She added that the reason she has decided to quit is because her points are not being heard and she is not allowed to speak on important matters.