New Delhi: People looted cake on the occasion of Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati’s 63rd birthday at an event in Amroha on Tuesday. News agency ANI tweeted a video of the event.
Massive preparations were underway to celebrate the BSP supremo’s 63rd birthday in the state capital. BSP workers had been involved in setting up big hoardings and blue-colour banners (party colour) featuring Mayawati at various places in New Delhi, including the party headquarters and Mayawati’s residence. A party leader reportedly said, “Behenji (as Mayawati is called) usually spends her birthday with party workers and supporters who celebrate the day as ‘jan kalyankari diwas’ by extending a hand of support to the needy and downtrodden.”
Earlier in the day, while addressing a press conference on her birthday, Mayawati had said that best gift for her from her party workers would be a peaceful alliance between the SP and BSP. The aim of the SP-BSP combine was to teach BJP a lesson, said Mayawati. “The SP and the BSP need to forget their differences after tie-up…Our alliance is giving sleepless nights to the BJP,” the BSP chief and former Uttar Pradesh minister had said.
The results of the recent Assembly elections should serve as a lesson not just for the BJP but for the Congress as well, said Mayawati. However, she skirted the issue of being the prime ministerial candidate in the coming Lok Sabha elections and said, “People of the country will decide who the next PM will be.”
Being a people’s party, Mayawati reiterated, “We have always worked for the poor and the downtrodden. The government should give 100 per cent farm loan waiver else farmer suicides will continue. A strong farm loan waiver policy should be made.”
A similar incident occurred at Mayawati’s 60th birthday celebrations in Uttar Pradesh’s Muzaffarnagar. On the occasion BSP Politicians and local public had created a chaos as they looted pieces of the birthday cake and distributed clothes.