Press Esc to close
Friday 23 June 2017
News updated at 2:13 AM IST

'Controversy over bungalow shows media's anti-Dalit mentality'

Lucknow, Nov 9, 2013 (PTI): 16:44 IST
Mayawati. PTI Photo
Irked by controversy over allotment of bungalows to her party in Delhi, BSP chief Mayawati today hit out at media for "wrongly" projecting it as favour from the Centre, saying it reflected their anti-Dalit mentality.

"After a long struggle we got two additional Type-V bungalows as per the rules which were merged to extend Bahujan Prerna Kendra on an area of about one-and-a-half acre of land, but a section of electronic media and some newspapers are showing it as a big news that we have got a big piece of land from the central government," Mayawati told newspersons here.

She said that as the land on which the Kendra was earlier set up was not enough to house all things connected with the memory of BSP founder Kanshi Ram, a request for adjoining two bungalows was made as per rules and they were later made available.

"Earlier too lands were provided for memorials and museums of other leaders, but newspapers and TV channels have not gone after them. This only proves their (media's) anti-Dalit mentality," she said.

"The expenditure on Bahujan Prerna Kendra in the honour of Kanshi Ram is being made by our trust whereas at other places it has been done on government cost but those having anti-Dalit mentality call it flouting of rules," she said.

Several residential bungalows had been turned into party offices but they were never discussed, the BSP chief said.

The former Chief Minister accused media of making attempts to tarnish her image before the coming elections.

"Some of the newspapers are showing unfounded news about the property of my brothers and sisters although I have nothing to do with it....whereas nothing of the sort is said in the case of other leaders...if this is not anti-Dalit mentality then what is it," she asked.

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Telugu actor Allu Arjun speaks during promotion of the film'DJ' in Bengaluru on Thursday...

Telugu actor Allu Arjun speaks during promotion of the film'DJ' in Bengaluru on Thursday...

A woman gingerly makes her way through a flooded road in Guwahati after heavy rains...

A woman gingerly makes her way through a flooded road in Guwahati after heavy rains...

A man jumps into Lake Walensee, with the Churfristen mountain range in the background...

A man jumps into Lake Walensee, with the Churfristen mountain range in the background...

A man sketches a portrait of Hindi Lord Shiva to earn money alongside a road in Kolkata...

A man sketches a portrait of Hindi Lord Shiva to earn money alongside a road in Kolkata...

A rhino with its calf at the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary in Morigaon district of Assam...

A rhino with its calf at the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary in Morigaon district of Assam...

An Icelandic horse shakes off flies in its paddock in Anspach near Frankfurt...

An Icelandic horse shakes off flies in its paddock in Anspach near Frankfurt...

The Namma Metro Train work is going on at R V Engeeniring College,Mysuru Road in Bengaluru...

The Namma Metro Train work is going on at R V Engeeniring College,Mysuru Road in Bengaluru...

Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo attends a training session at the Spartak Stadium in Moscow, Russia...

Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo attends a training session at the Spartak Stadium in Moscow, Russia...

A helicopter drops water as U.S. Forest Service firefighters and several other departments battle...

A helicopter drops water as U.S. Forest Service firefighters and several other departments battle...

A tiger licks a block of ice containing chicken parts offered by zoo keepers during the summer...

A tiger licks a block of ice containing chicken parts offered by zoo keepers during the summer...

Like us on Facebook

Copyright 2017, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523
Powered by Yodasoft Technologies Pvt. Ltd.