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Is Mayawati really perturbed by Akhilesh Yadav’s “bua” remark?


What’s in a name, the bard–poet Shakesapeare had argued! Well, everything’s in a name, when political rivals gear up for Assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh. Earlier this week, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav had called his opponent Mayawati “bua”, a term used to address a paternal aunt.

But the BSP chief is not at all happy with the remark. She is ticked off by the comment because she says Mulayam Singh Yadav once “conspired to attack me… so, what moral right does his son (Akhilesh) have to call me bua?”

Mayawati is not letting go any chance of bashing competitors

I believe it’s a little comedy of errors here. The BSP chief can’t be serious that at this peak election time, the CM will be willing to indulge in niceties. Flags have been raised, the beagle has been blown, and the daggers are drawn. Akhilesh’s calling Mayawati “bua” is but a war cry.

It is possible that Mayawati is so naive that she believes the CM is calling her out of affection? Why would she go around telling in the UP assembly that Akhilesh Yadav has no right to call her such? The CM is right in concurring that since everyone calls the BSP chief ‘Behenji’, or “Sister”, he could clearly infer that she would be his “bua”.

PM Narendra Modi’s BJP has been under Mayawati’s attack for some time now

The Samajwadi Party is exuding confidence for the upcoming polls. There has been recent in-house ruckus about the party hierarchy, but that has not perturbed the CM from distressing his opponent with cheeky names.

Meanwhile, Mayawati has been ranting a lot against the BJP and the SP in her rallies, but lesser about the Congress. May be she is sensing that if BJP gains foothold in Uttar Pradesh, she will have to make do with a third position. And that is likely to be a big loss for a party chief who has graced the CM seat for four terms.

About the author


Abhishek Dinman is an Indian journalist with over 12 years of practice in the media industry. Before setting up The Voice of Nation as a platform for unreserved expressions, he designed content for ESPN STAR Sports. Prior to his stint in sports writing, he was an investigative journalist for ZEE’s India’s Most Wanted’. In school and college, he edited the in-house newsletters.

He focuses on social affairs and the dynamics and theory of how people receive and react to different forms of information on a variety of subjects.

He loves exploring hidden beaches in South East Asia, counseling and spending time with recovering addicts. He spends most of his TV time on watching National Geographic and old episodes of ‘Friends’.

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