Mayawati to withdraw 1995 guest house case

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Mayawati has determined to withdraw her case against Mulayam Singh in the 1995 guest house incident
  • BSP’s national general secretary confirmed that Mayawati had given an application for withdrawal of the case
  • Sources said Akhilesh Yadav had requested her to withdraw the case against his father

In a surprising move, Bahujan Samaj Party president Mayawati has chosen to withdraw her case against Samajwadi patriarch Mulayam Singh in the 1995 shocking state guest house incident.

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BSP (National General Secretary) Satish Chandra Mishra established that his party chief had granted an application for alienation of the case in the Supreme Court but did not provide any details.

Samajwadi Party’s chief spokesperson, Rajendra Chaudhary, replied, “I am not aware of it yet. Will reach out about it and then only say anything on it.”

Another BSP leader told the case was yet pending in the Supreme Court.

According to sources, Mayawati told in a meeting of party workers on Thu that Akhilesh Yadav had asked her to withdraw the 24-year old case upon his father in the run-up to the Lok Sabha polls.

She told she had asked party’s Rajya Sabha MP Satish Mishra to examine into the matter.

The State Guest House event took place on Jun 2, 1995, when the SP-BSP alliance gov was in power in Uttar Pradesh.

Mayawati was addressing a gathering of BSP MLAs over the issue of extending help to the then Mulayam Singh government.

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Samajwadi leaders beat the State Guest House and Mayawati, and the BSP MLAs locked themselves in a room to escape their wrath.

Several hours later, she rescued by BJP leaders and then went on to become Chief Minister with support from the BJP, following the dismissal of the then Mulayam Singh government.

A case registered at a Lucknow police station in which Mayawati claimed that the incident was designed to kill her. 

Several prominent SP leaders of that time were also named as accused in the case.

The incident changed political equations in Uttar Pradesh, and SP and BSP became sworn enemies till 2019 when Akhilesh Yadav struck an alliance with Mayawati, who later clarified that Akhilesh Yadav was not in politics when the 1995 incident had taken place.

The alliance, however, did not last and soon after the Lok Sabha elections, Mayawati called off the partnership with SP.

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