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BSP Supremo Mayawati addresses a press conference, in New Delhi.

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BSP supermo, Mayawati at Parliament before the start of the second half of Budget session.

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BSP chief Mayawati talking to the media during the Budget Session at Parliament house in New Delhi.

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BSP supremo Mayawati at Parliament during Budget session, in New Delhi.

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BSP supremo Mayawati addresses a press conference on the occasion of her 59th birthday in Lucknow.

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BSP supremo and former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati arrives at Parliament House for the Winter Session of the Parliament, in New Delhi.

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BSP supremo and former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati addressing a press conference at party office in Lucknow.

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Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and Bahujan Samaj Party supremo, Mayawati being garlanded by party workers during an election rally in Faridabad.

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Mayawati is garlanded after she was unanimously elected as the National President of BSP for the third term in Lucknow.

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BSP supremo Mayawati addresses a press conference in New Delhi.

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BSP leaders seek blessings of party supremo Mayawati at Parliament House during the budget session in New Delhi.

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The statue removal

BSP supremo Mayawati addressing a press conference on poll results, at her residence in Lucknow.

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BSP supremo Mayawati addressing press conference at her residence in Lucknow.

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Mayawati addresses a press conference at her residence in Lucknow.

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Mau: BSP supremo Mayawati at an election campaign rally in Mau district of UP.

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Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati, center, returns after addressing an election rally in Allahabad.

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Bhaujan Samajwadi Party Chief Mayawati at an election rally in support of party candidate Yogesh Divedi in Mathura.

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BSP chief Mayawati waves to party workers at an election rally in Mumbai.

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BSP supremo Mayawati addressing an election rally at Sultanpuri in New Delhi.

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BSP supremo Mayawati addresses an election campaign rally in Ghaziabad.

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Crowd at BSP supremo Mayawatis election rally in Bijnor.

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BSP supremo Mayawati during her party workers convention at Shaheed Minar in Kolkata.

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BSP national president Mayawati being garlanded by supporters during an election rally in Chandigarh.

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Bunty Aur Babli (2005): The delectable scene of the sale of the Taj Mahal by minister Phoolsakhi to a foolish American was the highlight of the film. Pratima Kazmi as Phoolsakhi kept reminding one of Mayawati.

Vote count Behenji with Muslim leaders in Parliament

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Cast in stone Ambedkar, flanked by Mayawati, Kanshi Ram at the Rs 685 cr Dalit Prerna Sthal park, Noida

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Hear thee, faithful The BSP rally in Lucknow on January 15 to celebrate Mayawati’s 58th birthday saw huge numbers

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BSP supremo Mayawati with party members at Parliament House during the extended winter session in New Delhi.

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BSP supremo during a rally on her 58th birthday in Lucknow.

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BSP President Mayawati at Dr. B.R. Ambedkar 58th Mahaparinirvan Diwas, at the Parliament House, in New Delhi.

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BSP party president Mayawati on the first day of the winter session at Parliament in New Delhi.

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Bahujan Samaj Party President Mayawati is garlanded during a public meeting at Jhalamand on the outskirts of Jodhpur.

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People take photographs of statues of former Uttar Pradesh chief minister and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leader Mayawati, left, freedom fighter Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar, center, and BSP founder Kanshi Ram inside a hall at Ambedkar Park, dedicated to dalits which was opened to the public, in Noida.

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Mayawati, BSP chief, during Media interaction after meeting President Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhawan, in New Delhi.

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BSP supremo Mayawati is garlanded at BSP Delhi Pradesh Maha Sammelan at Talkatora Stadium in New Delhi.

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BSP supremo Mayawati and Congress MP Renuka Chaudhary at Parliament House in New Delhi during ongoing monsoon session.

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BSP supremo Mayawati addresses a press conference in Lucknow.

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BSP Supremo Mayawati during her visit to the blast-hit Mahabodhi temple in Bodhgaya.

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BSP Supremo Mayawati during a visit to the blast-hit Mahabodhi temple in Bodhgaya.

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BSP supremo Mayawati at a press conference in Lucknow.

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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, Union ministers Sushilkumar Shinde, Kamal Nath, Farooq Abdullah, Vayalar Ravi and BSP chief Mayawati at an all-party meeting on Naxal issue in New Delhi.

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BSP supremo Mayawati handing over a memorandum to UP Governor BL Joshi at Rajbhawan in Lucknow. The memorandum seeks President's rule in Uttar Pradesh claiming constitutional crisis in the state due to poor law and order situation.

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Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati at Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar Samajik Parivartan Sthal pays floral tribute to B R Ambedkar on his 122nd birth anniversary, in Lucknow.

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Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati at Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar Samajik Parivartan Sthal to pay homage to B R Ambedkar on his 122nd birth anniversary, in Lucknow.

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Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati addresses a press conference in New Delhi.

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Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati after addressing a press conference on her 57th birthday in New Delhi.

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Bahujan Samaj Party president, Mayawati addressing a Press Conference on her 57th Birthday at New Delhi.

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Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo, Mayawati release her book titled "Mere Sangarshmai Jeevan Evam BSP Movement Ka Safarnama, Bhag-8" on her 57th Birthday at New Delhi.

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BSP chief Mayawati along with other party MPs speaks to media after the voting on 117th Constitutional Amendment Bill (quota in promotion bill) in Rajya Sabha, in New Delhi.

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BSP chief Mayawati at Parliament House after paying tributes to Bhim Rao Ambedkar. BSP today promised to vote in favour of FDI in Rajya Sabha, giving much relief to the government which is bracing for a crucial vote tomorrow, even as BJP and AIADMK attacked parties which sided with UPA despite having reservations over the measure.

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BSP supremo Mayawati addresses the media at Parliament House in New Delhi during the ongoing winter session.

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BSP chief Mayawati speaks in Rajya Sabha in New Delhi.

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BSP chief Mayawati with party General Secretary Satish Chandra Mishra addresses a press conference on FDI in New Delhi. BSP today indicated that it will support the government in Parliament on the issue of FDI, saying the fact that the Centre has not thrust the policy on states and the aim of keeping communal forces at bay will determine its stand.

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BSP chief Mayawati addresses a press conference on FDI in New Delhi.

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BSP chief Mayawati speaks to media at Parliament House in New Delhi during the ongoing winter session.

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BSP MPs seek blessings of party supremo Mayawati as she arrives at Parliament on the first day of its winter session, in New Delhi.

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Mayawati

A BSP supporter wears a headgear displaying a portrait of party leader and former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Mayawati during a rally to mark the death anniversary of party founder Kanshi Ram in Lucknow.

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BSP supremo Mayawati shows a book while addressing a party rally on the occasion of party founder Kanshiram's sixth death anniversary in Lucknow.

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BSP supremo Mayawati is greeted by a party MP during Parliament's monsoon session in New Delhi.

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From left, BSP chief Mayawati, BJP leaders LK Advani, Sushma Swaraj, Arun Jaitley, Samajwadi Party President Mulayam Singh Yadav and party leader Ram Gopal Yadav at all-party meeting in New Delhi to discuss the issue of giving reservation in job promotions to Scheduled Castes (SCs) and Scheduled Tribes (STs).

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Totem on a flag A BSP rally in New Delhi

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Beyond his light? Some believe Kanshi Ram and Mayawati have done more for Dalits

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BSP chief and former Chief Minister Mayawati arrives to attend the UPA lunch at Ashoka Hotel in New Delhi.

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Vandal rule Mayawati’s beheaded statue in Lucknow

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UP Navnirman Sena chief Amit Jaani, main accused in vadalising statue of BSP supremo Mayawati, being taken to the court in Lucknow.

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People look at the scene after a marble statue of former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mayawati was vandalised by unidentified men at the Ambedkar Park in Lucknow. The statue was one among the nine towering statues of the Bahujan Samaj Party leader that has been adorning four lavish public parks in the state capital.

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BSP supremo Mayawati flashes victory sign after casting her vote for the election of the President in Parliament House in New Delhi. BJP MP Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi is also seen.

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Out from a hole A win for Mayawati

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UPA Presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee at a meeting with BSP supremo Mayawati at her residence in Lucknow on during his election campaign.

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BSP supremo Mayawati signs the nomination paper of UPA Presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee as Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Rajiv Shukla looks on, in Lucknow.

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BSP supremo Mayawati addresses a press conference in New Delhi.

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Former chief minister of Uttar Pradesh Mayawati settles for lunch after a press conference, in New Delhi.

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Former chief minister of Uttar Pradesh Mayawati, whose party suffered a crushing defeat in the recently held elections, speaks during a press conference, in New Delhi. Authorities in the state are now investigating whether Mayawati’s park projects honoring the contribution of dalits to the nation, including the father of the constitution B.R. Ambedkar, was an elaborate swindle.

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Proceedings in Parliament were disrupted due to turmoil over a cartoon of B R Ambedkar in NCERT's STD XI Political Science text book. BSP Chief Mayawati threatened to stall Parliament proceedings if action was not taken against those responsible within three days. HRD minister Kapil Sibal said there was no question of anybody trying to malign Ambedkar or anybody trying to make fun of him because "that I think will be against the secular ethos of our country".

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BSP President and Rajya Sabha MP Mayawati speaks to media at Parliament House in New Delhi during the ongoing budget session.

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BSP President Mayawati speaks in the Rajya Sabha in New Delhi. Proceedings in Parliament were disrupted due to turmoil over a cartoon of B R Ambedkar in NCERT's STD XI Political Science text book. Mayawati threatened to stall Parliament proceedings if action was not taken against those responsible within three days.

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BSP chief Mayawati, newly elected Rajya Sabha member, being greeted by party members at Parliament on the first day of the second phase of budget session in New Delhi.

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BSP supremo and former UP Chief Minister Mayawati pays tribute to B R Ambedkar on his 121st birth anniversary in Lucknow.

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BSP supremo Mayawati filing her nomination papers for Rajya Sabha in Lucknow.

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Grin and... Mayawati after submitting her resignation

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BSP supremo Mayawati submits her resignation as Chief Minister to Uttar Pradesh Governor BL Joshi at Rajbhawan in Lucknow a day after her party's defeat in the assembly polls.

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Outgoing Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh state Mayawati looks on during a press conference after submitting her resignation, in Lucknow. The bottom-caste dalit leader suffered a crushing defeat in state polls, a rebuke from voters for spending a fortune on public parks complete with gigantic statues of herself and other party leaders instead of reforming the health and education systems during her 5-year term.

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A bird sits on a statue of Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh state Mayawati at Ambedkar Park in Noida. Mayawati, the bottom-caste dalit leader, suffered a crushing defeat in the key state elections as the socialist Samajwadi Party's victory appeared strong enough to allow it to form a government on its own.

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UP Chief Minister and BSP supremo Mayawati addressing an election meeting in Greater Noida ahead of the fifth phase of UP Elections.

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UP Chief Minister & BSP supremo Mayawati addresses an election rally in Aligarh.

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BSP Supremo Mayawati arrives to cast her vote at a polling station in Lucknow.

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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and BSP supremo Mayawati shows her ink marked finger after casting vote at a polling station, during the fourth phase of UP assembly polls in Lucknow.

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Close Shave A dye-hard BSP supporter flaunts his style at BSP boss Mayawati’s rally at the Parade Grounds, Allahabad, Feb 9

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Mayawati wave as she arrives at a Sitapur rally

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In the air Mayawati supporters

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Best seats Billboards were still reaching the ground but Behenji’s women supporters reach early for her rally in Sitapur, Feb 1

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Supporters dance during UP Chief Minister and BSP supremo Mayawati's election rally in Azamgarh.

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Portraits of Bahujan Samaj Party leaders, Kanshiram, left, Mayawati, right, and Dalit leader B.R. Ambedkar adorn a flag at a party rally in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh. India's biggest state Uttar Pradesh will go for polling in seven phases starting from Feb. 8.

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