Welcoming the Supreme Court order quashing the disproportionate assets case against her, Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati on Friday thanked party workers for standing behind her for the past nine years without getting perturbed by opposition forces.
"On this occasion I would thank party workers all over the country for standing by me solidly and patiently despite ups and downs in the past nine to ten years and lending me support", the former Uttar Pradesh chief minister told the media after the court order.
"The workers did not get perturbed and kept their struggle on as they knew that 'behenji' is dedicated to take ahead the message from the life struggles of Babasaheb Ambedkar and Kashi Ram," she said.
"They also did not get perturbed by opposition forces bent upon creating hurdles and dedicatedly stood by me," she said, adding that she was also thankful to the apex court for "hearing our right claim and for giving us justice".
Earlier in the day, the Supreme Court quashed a nine-year-long disproportionate assets case against her and pulled up the CBI for initiating the probe against her without specific directions from the court.
The apex court said that the method adopted by the CBI was "unwarranted" and the agency proceeded against her without properly understanding its orders passed in the Taj Corridor scam
Soon after the court order, celebrations broke out at the BSP office in Lucknow with cadres distributing sweets.
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