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Mayawati Walks Out Of Rajya Sabha, Says Will Quit If Not Allowed To Raise Dalit Issue In Parliament

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| July 18 , 2017 , 14:53 IST

BSP chief Mayawati on Tuesday walked out of the Rajya Sabha saying she would resign if she was not allowed to speak. She was trying to raise what she alleged were atrocities on Dalits in Uttar Pradesh.

"If I am not allowed to speak right now, I will resign right away. I will come and give my resignation right now, if I am not allowed to speak right now," said the furious Bahujan Samaj Party leader, demanding to be allowed to speak on Dalits being targeted in Saharanpur.

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After the former UP chief minister walked out, opposition parties raises slogans and disrupted house, forcing an adjournment.

Before she walked out of the Upper House in protest, the Dalit leader raised the Saharanpur violence and criticised the Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh for its handling of the matter. She also raised the suicide by Rohith Vemula and the flogging of Dalit men in Gujarat's Una by self-styled cow vigilantes.

Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said Mayawati "must apologise”, that she had been disrespectful in the house and has dared to challenge the Chair.

"The points made by Mayawati are valid and serious. This government is doing nothing about atrocities against Dalits and minorities. Dalits and minorities are under serious danger," said CPM leader Sitaram Yechury.