Mayawati resigned from Rajya Sabha on July 18 on the grounds of not being given more time to speak about the atrocities faced by Dalits and poor people. She walked out angrily from the house and gave a three-page long resignation to the Vice President Hamid Ansari, which was not accepted initially as it was not presented in the required format.
She again submitted a one line hand written resignation letter to Hamid Ansari, which was then accepted. Following her resignation, Mayawati announced to launch a nationwide agitation to fight BJP at the ground level on issues of atrocities against Dalits. She is all set to rebuild her Dalit base in her home state, and for this, she has decided to visit at least two divisions of UP every month beginning September 18. She has a well-planned schedule ready for her, according to which she will directly reach out to her supporters by holding meetings in all 18 divisions of her state before May next year.
She also held talks with BSP leaders, including MLAs and party functionaries in New Delhi on Sunday and collected feedback from party workers, particularly among SCs.