Low-key birthday for Mayawati
Former Uttar Pradesh chief minister and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati, who turned 58 years on Wednesday, will not celebrate her birthday lavishly this year like before.
Instead of celebrating her birthday in a grand manner, she is all set to address a 'Savdhan Vishal Maha Rally' at the Ramabai Ambedkar maidan here, media reports said.
In fact, there will be no cake, song and dance in the rally which is seen as the commencement of her party's campaign for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.
However, food, firewood and blankets are expected to be served at the rally, said reports.
According to report, the attendees will also be presented with blue caps which cost Rs. 10 each and are emblazoned with the party name and symbol - the elephant.
Her party has also set up a massive tented city called 'Mayanagar' to house attendees coming in from more than 10 states across the country.
The party has abandoned the idea of lavish birthday celebrations for Mayawati following communal riots that struck Muzaffarnagar in September last year, leaving nearly 60 people dead and close to 40,000 homeless.
(Posted on 15-01-2014)