On Tuesday, while BSP supremo Mayawati decided to keep her birthday low key, but on the other hand, her supporters had otherwise in mind.
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A video of one event where BSP workers at Uttar Pradesh’s Amroha, had organised Mayawati’s birthday celebrations has gone viral. A video clip of the incident released by ANI showed the crowd going out of control as soon as the huge cake was kept on a table for them. Men grabbed handfuls of the cake or tried to snatch it from those who got a chunk even as organisers tried to drive away the “looters”. The cake toppled as the crowd continued to reach in to lay their hands on it.
While, on the other hand, another video has gone viral where MLA from BSP held celebrations for Mayawati’s birthday in Madhya Pradesh’s Damoh. The BSP MLA Pathariyan Ram Bai Singh and other party workers threw a lavish party for the people of Damoh and dancers were called to ring in their leader’s birthday. In a video shared by ANI, the guests can be seen grooving to regional songs. Here too, a huge cake was cut and distributed among people. Sweets equivalent to the weight of the MLA were also reportedly distributed among the guests, while Ram Bai’s daughter dressed as a fairy for the occasion. Ram Bai ended the celebrations by cutting cakes with her family.
BSP chief Mayawati on Tuesday said that the alliance between her party and the Samajwadi Party (SP) in Uttar Pradesh for the Lok Sabha elections was giving the ruling BJP “sleepless nights”. “This year my birthday has come at a time when the Lok Sabha elections are very near. And keeping the elections in mind, my party has formed an alliance with the SP which is giving sleepless nights to the BJP and also others,” she told the media as she turned 63.