Mayawati An Obsessive Egomaniac: US Cable

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  1. tarunraju

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    Mayawati sent jet to fetch sandals: WikiLeaks - Politics - Politics News - ibnlive

    According to that cable,
    • Mayawati once sent her jet empty from Lucknow to Mumbai to fetch her pair of sandals
    • Mayawati has 9 cooks, of which 2 cook, 7 are quality control, and there are tasters
    • In addition to this outsized security apparatus, she constructed a private road from her residence to her office, which is cleaned immediately after her multiple vehicle convoy reaches its destination

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    Stalin much?
     
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    The assessment is bang on and nothing new for us Indians. We know about Mayawati and her ways.
    I remember there was a report somewhere about people asking to turn around and not look at her convoy. Her perceived security threat makes her do a lot. Sanitizes entire city for her travel. Its like that Sholay thing, everyone closes their doors and windows when Gabbar comes.
     
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    People from the lower caste will still vote her in. If anything they would be proud that a lower caste female has so much power and money. A television and Tata sky connection for all dalits next year and she will be back in power. UP debt will soars another 10,000 cr.
     
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    Mayawati is a compulsive megalomaniac.

    One should not judge her harshly.

    Thousand years of deprivation does play odd games to the psychology when one finds equality. It is not surprising if such people lose their balance.

    There is a saying in English - one generation from the plough!
     
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    Exactly Sir. Therefore, it would be safe to say that such news would not affect her dalit vote bank. They would be instead proud of her and will come out supporting her even further.
     
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    Wikileaks: India's Mayawati 'sent jet to collect shoes'

    The chief minister of India's Uttar Pradesh state sent an empty private jet to get a pair of sandals from Mumbai, leaked US diplomatic cables say.:shocked::shocked::shocked::shocked::shocked::shocked:

    Ms Mayawati, an icon to millions of low-caste Dalits, rules over India's most populous state which is also one of the poorest in the country.

    But the cables on whistleblower site Wikileaks described her as "obsessed with becoming Prime Minister".

    Ms Mayawati or her office is yet to respond to the leaked cables.

    An official in the state government told the BBC the government was unlikely to respond.

    Cables, dated 23 October 2008 and marked confidential, are among the latest set of documents released by Wikileaks in recent days.

    "When she needed new sandals, her private jet flew empty to Mumbai to retrieve her preferred brand," the cables say.

    They add that the chief minister is paranoid about her security and "fears assassination" and employs "food tasters" to guard against poisoning.

    She maintains a "vice-like grip on all levels of power" and all decisions must run through her or a small group of advisors, the releases say.

    Ms Mayawati has sparked controversy for building statues of herself and other Dalit icons, but she denies encouraging a personality cult.

    In the last few years, huge concrete parks have been built in the state capital, Lucknow, and Noida, a Delhi suburb, with scores of massive stone statues of Ms Mayawati dotting the landscape.

    Statues of political leaders are generally put up posthumously, but Ms Mayawati says that belief is outdated.

    Critics accuse her of self-glorification. She accuses them of conspiring against her.:mad2::mad2::mad2::mad2:

    BBC News - Wikileaks: India's Mayawati 'sent jet to collect shoes'
     
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    lootary and kuwari dulhan

    :mad2::mad2::mad2::mad2::frusty::frusty::frusty::frusty::frusty::sad::sad::sad:
     
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    We need a great SC/ST leader. That type of person only can kill her strength. Other wise she will make noise of cast.
     
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    BJP questions BSP over this issue. BSP replies BJP is against a dalit being a chief minister....:rolleyes:
     
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    When I shared this with my colleague, she said "Those sandals would've been important and she would've needed them urgently, thats why she sent the jet (long pause)...... right?"
    I said "You don't get the point" to which she simply repeated herself again :(
    :tsk:

    Regards,
    Virendra
     
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    This is a classic example of how dysfunctional Indian democracy has become ?

    Even a horrible megalomaniac, buffonish, corrupt, inefficient, psycho CM like Mayawati cannot be removed from Office.
    The whole system is just paralyzed.
     
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    Dalit card is very sensitive in India. Despite of all the laws, all dalits still deprived
     
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    Imho Mayawati's antics endear her to her supportbase. And not to forget she was born in Inderpuri JJ Colony(slum) and was a "working girl" with whom Kanshi Ram fell in love with.
     
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    It is said "khuda maherbaan to gadha bhi pahelwaan" in this case gaedhi is pahelwaan...
     
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    That's the thing, we( I am also guilty) still think in terms of caste, region etc. We need national leaders genuinely interested in the nation.

    Frankly UP under Mayawati is doing much better. And lets not forget UP's population is more than Pak or Bd's.
     
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    I know many people coming from UP and all of them say that Mayawati has done a lot of good for the backward class. However, the government only gives them free ride instead of giving them a base to uplift themselves. How many years can we sustain this? What is UP's source of income to fund all this? How do they plan to pay back all this free distributed wealth?
     
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    Diplomat's chronicles of people and personalities are always an interesting read.Although diplomatic reports these days,in the time of advanced means of mass and instant communication,are just mere formalities,there was time when diplomats often where the finest historians.

    The Us diplomats take on Mayawati is broadly speaking quite accurate,although it must be reckoned that a lot of this opinion is also an outcome of the exchanges they may have had with other people,politicians and media persons,activists,who are not well disposed towards mayawati.

    For a dalit leader who never fails to remind the upper castes that she is a dalit who lords over them in UP,she is also said to notoriously conscious of her image,quite literally.babus in UP tell tales of having to go to the CM's residence for important meeting past midnight,where the Iron lady of UP receives them and conducts meeting,all the while she is wearing a cosmetic face pack(something that woman peel off in the morning!)..many times she reportedly meets babus wearing designer nighties.This is the same woman who had once launched tirade against fairness cream adds as manuwadi propoanda.She even transferred a commissioner of Agri dept because his wife organized a fashion event for wives and family of IAS officers at his official residence,which some how got reported in the news media.
     

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