Mayawati (born Kumari Mayawati Das; 15 January 1956) is an Indian politician who served as the 18th Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh from 1995 to 1995, 1997 to 1997, 2002 to 2003 and from 2007 to 2012. She is the national president of the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), which focuses on a platform of social change for Bahujans, more commonly known as Other Backward Castes, Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes as well as religious minorities since 2003. She had also served as a Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha from 2012 to 2017 from Uttar Pradesh.
Mayawati was born in a Dalit family in Delhi. She studied law and political science at Delhi University. She began her political career in 1977 when she joined the BSP, which was founded by Kanshi Ram. She quickly rose through the ranks of the party and was elected to the Rajya Sabha (Upper House of Parliament) in 1994.
In 1995, Mayawati became the first Dalit woman to be Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. She served as Chief Minister for two terms, from 1995 to 1997 and from 2002 to 2003. She was also the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh from 2007 to 2012.
However, she is also a popular leader among Dalits and other marginalized groups. She is credited with bringing about social change in Uttar Pradesh and with empowering Dalits and other marginalized groups.
Here are some of Mayawati’s achievements as Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh:
- She introduced a number of policies to improve the lives of Dalits and other marginalized groups, such as the provision of housing, education, and employment opportunities.
- She also initiated a number of infrastructure projects, such as the construction of roads, bridges, and hospitals.
- She was able to maintain law and order in Uttar Pradesh, which is a state that is often plagued by violence.
She is a strong and determined leader who has achieved a lot for Dalits and other marginalized groups. However, she has also been accused of corruption and nepotism. Only time will tell how she will be remembered by history.