Volunteer meet will be held on 18th of every month starting from September: Mayawati

| Updated: Jul 23, 2017 20:03 IST

New Delhi [India], July 23 (ANI): Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) Supremo Mayawati on Sunday said volunteer meet will be held on 18th of every month starting from September in 18 divisions in Uttar Pradesh. Addressing the media, Mayawati said that the 18th date was chosen because on this date she resigned from the Rajya Sabha and the workers do not want to forget that day. "Program will be organized according to each assembly. On this day, they will meet different leaders / workers of that area separately. The first rally will be organized in Meerut-Saharanpur. Programs after June 2018 will be announced later. Volunteer meet will be held on 18th of every month starting from September in 18 divisions. This date has been chosen because on this date I have resigned from the Rajya Sabha as a member," she added. This comes after Mayawati resigned from the Rajya Sabha last week, following an argument. Mayawati, whose term as the member of the Rajya Sabha was to end in April 2018, earlier on Tuesday walked out of the Upper House of the Parliament alleging that the she was not allowed to speak on the atrocities against the Dalits in Uttar Pradesh. Maywati was allotted three-minute time to speak and she started speaking on the atrocities against the Dalits in Uttar Pradesh. However, after her allotted time elapsed, Rajya Sabha deputy chairman PJ Kurien stopped Mayawati that angered her to the extent that she walked out of the House and resigned. "I was not allowed to speak on problems being faced by the Dalits, backward classes, weaker sections including farmers and labourers in Uttar Pradesh. Since I was not allowed by the ruling party to raise these issues so, I have decided to resign from Rajya Sabha," she told media after resigning from the party. (ANI)

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