jeudi 12 janvier 2012

India: Mayawati Kumari, the queen of the untouchables.

Cover me untouchable these statues that I would see!

In two weeks are organized the regional elections in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India, the Election Commission ordered a sheet to cover the statues of Mayawati Kumari, the chief minister of the State, and those of elephants, the symbol of his party, the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP).
The Chief Election Commissioner, SY Qurashi justified this decision by saying that these statues are likely to influence voters, called to elect their deputies to the regional assembly in late February and early March 2012.
Monuments and parks in Lucknow and Noida were the focus of controversy in recent years.
Able to cover the statues responded to the memorandum of unilateral anti-Dali parties like the Congress, BJP and SP.

"She is our only hope! "

         Dalit politician, Mayawati Kumari, 53, is considered as the queen of the untouchables. She leads Uttar Pradesh, the most populous state in India since 1995. Somewhat megalomaniac, she made the development of parks where she has erected huge statues to the glory of untouchables of his party and of itself.
She is regularly criticized for his love of money and the cult of personality. She benefited from affirmative action and took the head of the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP-Party masses) in 2001. She is among the most powerful women in the world and would be the next Prime Minister of India.
Virtually all sweepers, domestic workers, stevedores, manual workers in southern India are Dalits or "untouchables" from the lowest caste of Indian social hierarchy, convicted in poverty and indignity.           
They see Mayawati, hoping to get them out of the mud when she launches: "Our intention is to grant equal rights to all. I will ensure that the dream of Mahatma Gandhi come true. If I am elected (May 13, 2012), I will make India a model for the world! "
His strategy is simple but effective, it is based on the weight of his electoral base: 165 million Indian Dalits - 15% of the population - who suffer from contempt when caste discrimination was abolished by the Indian Constitution in 1950.

Mayawati Kumari, the Barack Obama of India.

         The daughter of an employee for PTT and an illiterate mother born in 1959 in a slum of New Delhi in a family of nine children. In his youth, his father brings with him to political meetings.
         She takes advantage of the Indian program of positive discrimination for his education and  become a teacher. But his ambition is inversely proportional to her origins dalits, "she insists succeed and become somebody important," said Ajoy Bose biographer.
In 1980, she abandoned her career as a teacher to become a disciple of Kanshi Ram, founder of the BSP. In 1995, the bachelorette became the first Dalit to rule the most populous state of India: Uttar Pradesh, where she now fills his fourth term.
         In 2001 she took over the leadership of the party, posing as the supreme defender of the cause Dalit (untouchable), with the ambition to access the highest levels.
Came to power, she gives way to the excesses of power. She erected statues in his image, she gives lavish receptions for her birthday she called "Day of Self-esteem of Dalits," a day when high dignitaries of the party the cover of gifts - the liquid preference or jewelry, she loves, which is adorned often.

"Nothing will stop me from becoming Prime Minister"

         In 2007, his fortune has declared 7.5 million against 1.5 million Euros in 2003, which comes mainly from donations from his followers or more of his sycophants.
         His opponents accuse him of being authoritarian and corrupt. As numerous as they are, the Dalit votes are not enough to propel her to the top of power in India. Then she found a curious alliance with the Brahmins, the highest caste in the hierarchy of India.
Still consider these Dalits as unclean beings, but they feel aggrieved not to benefit from affirmative action. Taking advantage of this situation, Mayawati plans to extend this kind of alliance with other groups disenfranchised. "Nothing will stop me from becoming prime minister," she said in 2011 the weekly India Today.
"Even if she can not do anything for me, she can do something for my children," said Chinnasany, 42 year old quarry worker who earns 35 euros. "She is our only hope," he says.

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