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Bahujan Samaj Party has no official Facebook or Twitter accounts: Mayawati

The BSP also said that its sole spokesperson to appear on television channels was senior party leader Sudhindra Bhadoria

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BSP supremo Mayawati. PTI Photo

It is difficult to predict the next move of (BSP) chief Devashish Jarariya, an upcoming Dalit leader of the party, discovered that much to his discomfiture. In a statement on Monday, said it had never opened or allowed others to open or operate either Twitter or Facebook accounts under the party’s name. It said all accounts that claimed to be “official” Twitter and Facebook accounts of the party were unauthorised. The also said that its sole spokesperson to appear on television channels was senior party leader Sudhindra Bhadoria. Jarariya had, of late, become the party’s youth face on TV, but it would seem he has fallen foul of the leadership.

Fighting on two fronts

Whether Congress party chief succeeded in ambushing Prime Minister with his hug in the Lok Sabha during the no-confidence motion debate on Friday remains a moot point with the members of the (BJP). But few in the party have come out in support of as they did for PM Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah. In his speech, Gandhi had criticised the defence minister for not disclosing the price at which India is purchasing the Rafale fighter jets. While Sitharaman stuck to her defence that it was a top secret deal, one of her ministerial colleagues, well-versed in military matters, visited the Central Hall of Parliament, and told journalists present there that Sitharaman’s objections to making public the price of the aircraft was “preposterous”. The minister is clearly fighting a battle on two fronts.

Dressed to protest

lawmaker was at it again on Monday. He came dressed as Annamayya, a famous poet and devotee of Lord Balaji, to With a gold silk drape around his shoulders and an iktara, a string instrument associated with saint-poets, in one hand, he protested the Centre's refusal to grant special category status to This wasn't the first time Sivaprasad was using his acting chops to register his disillusionment. In his earlier protests, too, he had arrived in dressed as mythological characters.

First Published: Tue, July 24 2018. 00:26 IST