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Why would someone at the peak of her political careerwith many years to goalready be concerned about how she will be remembered One explanation for the statue building and the one put forward most often by Mayawati herself is that the empowerment of subordinate groups such as the Dalits and backward castes requires symbolic as well as material investments The figures we build memorials to are the figures we associate our history with And Mayawati is right in noting that we have not as a nation honoured leaders from subordinate social groups to the same degree as those who happen to be from upper-caste groups There is something to this explanation But the trouble with it is the sheer number of statues and memorials the BSP government is building One large monumentperhaps two or threeseems adequate to the purpose How many Taj Mahalsafter alldo we need Sixty That is excessive by any standard A second explanation put forward most often by Mayawatis detractors is that this is the result of megalomaniapure and simple Mayawatis style is to tower above her supportersnot to be one among them Kanshi Ram was older than many of his followersand spoke to them as a teacher speaking down to his studentsnot as a comrade among his companions Mayawatialthough youngermaintains that hierarchy The BSP is a highly centralised partywith loyalty to its central figure highly prized And certainlythe monuments themselveswith their high walls and towering statuesinvite awenot camaraderie But this explanation is not compelling either Mayawati is not the first leader in Indian politics to present herself as being above her followersor to favour an authoritarian style of functioning Indira Gandhi comes to mind as well So does Jayalalithaaor Bal Thackeray for that matter Indeedone could argue that authoritarian leadership on a grand scale is the norm in Indian political parties rather than the exception But authoritarianismeven megalomaniain other figures in other political parties has not resulted in statue building on this scale A different and to my mind a more compelling explanation is the opposite of the megalomaniac thesis Mayawati may be building statues to herself not because she is convinced of her own grandeurbut because she is preoccupied by her own fragility These statues are a means to strengthen her position within and outside her partynot monuments to a strength that already exists It is hard to spot delusions of grandeur in Mayawatis career She has had more than the usual number of challengesand seems far more conscious of those challenges than of grandeur The earliest and perhaps most enduring challengegiven the routine social discrimination against Dalitswas simply to establish and maintain a healthy self-esteem The second challenge came from within her own movement and party Mayawatis position as Kanshi Rams closest confidante and successor was not initially taken as a givenperhaps not even by him it had to be established and re-established several times overamid splits and defections in the BSPand its parent organisation BAMCEF A third set of challenges comes from the unstable coalition environment of Uttar Pradesh politics Although she has been chief minister multiple timesher hold on power was not truly assured until 2007when she won a majority in the state legislative assembly for the first time A fourth set of challenges comes from the unusually personal nature of political attacks on her Mayawati has certainly not pulled her own punches in going after her opponents Stillit is hard not to be shocked at the sordid or irrelevant nature of some of what she has had to respond to: at the physical attack at the Lucknow state guest houseat Sanjay Dutts tasteless jhappi-pappi commentsat Maneka Gandhis taking aim at her not being a motherat the media fuss about her jewellery and purses Hers is not the story of someone who could easily entertain delusions of grandeur It is the story of someone who has constantly had to look for ways to overcome vulnerability It is not surprising that her memoirs are titled A Travelogue of My Struggle-Ridden Lifeand not A Catalogue of my Triumphs.safc. and promote agro-forestry in the region. “We just wanted to see if we were united. Mainstream political and religious parties are equally guilty of maintaining their killer squads of sorts or patronising gangs of hired hit men. he (Prince) would tell students.com/widgets. “I love Preity Zinta and want to sing for her but she is not working much nowadays. we have compiled a list of her most iconic roles. Ish Sodhi.

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