The US magazine Newsweek has placed Uttar Pradesh’s CM Mayawati among eight women leaders worldwide who touched the peak in their career despite all odds. According to the magazine, the firebrand Dalit leader has narrated her struggle to rally the oppressed community on a single platform and clubbed them with one of the top community in Indian society.
The new political equation of Brahmin-Dalit voters has placed BSP supremo Mayawati in power in Utttar Pradesh for five years. The Brahmin-Dalit political equation is not actually new in Indian politics. After the Independence, the Congress party enjoyed greater command of this political equation for long.
In the era of coalition politics, the different caste groups made their own political parties and BSP was founded by Kanshi Ram as the exclusive party of dalits.
The 51-year-old Mayawati is the undisputed leader in the Bahujan Samaj Party, who registered clean sweep victory by winning simple majority for a single party in Uttar Pradesh Assembly Elections, after several decades.
It was a great show of a rainbow coalition of Dalits, upper castes and Muslims at a single platform. The magazine says further that her next target is to repeat the victory in the other states to make the way smooth for her entry in national politics to capture power in New Delhi one day.
French Energy Conglomerate Areva Anne Lauvergeon and Director General of World Health Organization Margaret Chan are the other women in list of eight top women leaders in the world.