Wednesday, December 30, 2009

[ZESTCaste] After bumps, Maya recasts b’day: fund drive out, welfare in

After bumps, Maya recasts b'day: fund drive out, welfare in

Express news service Posted online: Wednesday, Dec 30, 2009 at 0327 hrs
Lucknow : Having faced a lot of flak for fund collection on her
birthday, which falls on January 15, UP Chief Minister Mayawati on
Tuesday asked BSP functionaries to henceforth observe it as Jan
Kalyankari Diwas and organise welfare activities for the poor, widows
and the physically challenged on the day.
Earlier, the day used to be observed as Arthik Sahyog Diwas with party
functionaries being given targets for fund


Last year, M K Gupta, a PWD engineer at Auraiya, was killed when he
allegedly failed to meet local BSP MLA Shekhar Tiwari's demand for
funds for Mayawati's birthday.

Among the other accused in the case are MLA's wife Vibha, who was
president of the local civic body, and Yogrendra Dohrem, the then
district BSP president.

In a meeting with party's top functionaries, including coordinators
from various states and zonal coordinators from UP, Mayawati
reportedly apprised them of the decision for her 54th birthday

The UP CM is also said to have tried to distance herself from the
practice of fund collection on her birthday, saying it started during
the days of BSP founder Kanshi Ram.She accused the Congress, BJP and
other parties for politicising the tradition of observing her birthday
as Arthik Sahyog Diwas, a party leader said.

Mayawati asked her party functionaries to launch a membership drive
next month. "The membership drive is only for party functionaries; we
will get detailed directions in this regard," said a party's state


Get all ZESTCaste mails sent out in a span of 24 hours in a single mail. Subscribe to the daily digest version by sending a blank mail to, OR, if you have a Yahoo! Id, change your settings at

On this list you can share caste news, discuss caste issues and network with like-minded anti-caste people from across India and the world. Just write to

If you got this mail as a forward, subscribe to ZESTCaste by sending a blank mail to OR, if you have a Yahoo! ID, by visiting

Also have a look at our sister list, ZESTMedia:! Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:

<*> Your email settings:
Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
(Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:

<*> Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to:

No comments:

Post a Comment

Blog Archive