Bahujan Samaj Party president Mayawati was “grounded” by the Akhilesh Yadav government on Tuesday — she was denied permission to fly on a helicopter to Ramabai Ambedkar Maidan, venue of her party’s rally.

A helipad was built adjacent to the venue when she was the Chief Minister.

Later, a livid Ms. Mayawati told the rallyists that a high-level inquiry would be instituted against those who denied her permission to travel on a helicopter, if a BSP government is formed in the State. “ Mulayam Singh and his son would be unable to save them,” she said adding people coming to the rally had to face many prob-lems.“Despite the obstacles put by the government, about 10 lakh people thronged the rally,” she said. But contrary to her claim, the numbers were less.


Possibility of early polls, says MayawatiOctober 9, 2012