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LESSON 17 a) E-Social Engineering in Practice- Mayawati’s social engineering proving successful-Mayawati promises quota for poor among forward communities -Make me PM Write Down on the Wall was Dr. Ambedkar’s Sign ! Two Thousand Nine ! Will Be Mine ! - Says Ms Mayawati Bahen ! Now is all that you have! By voting to BSP, the Nation you save! -upliftthem: uplift the millions of Aboriginal Inhabitants of Jambudvipa, that is, the Great Prabuddha Bharath-Future Prime Minister of India Mayawati is Shaking Up South India: Mangalore and Chennai Rally’s -Cong, BJP responsible for poverty: Mayawati- Supremo and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati was today accorded a rousing reception when she arrived here from Bangalore by a specialaircraft. -All eyes on Maya rally today -Mayawati coming on Tuesday -All ruling parties have neglected poor: Mayawati -Woo upper castes: Mayawati-BSP: The elephant is no ambler -Muslim MPs from BSP, support AR Antulay -Electioneering through music albums to woo voters - b)E-Social Transformation in Practice - c) E-Economic Emancipation in Practice - d) E-Sutta Pitaka in Practice -e)E- Vinaya Pitaka in Practic- f) E-Abhidhamma in Practice-Some tainted names figure in Chouhan’s cabinet- ‘The presence of five Brahmins underlines the growing threat of the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP)’, said analyst Vijay Tiwari. The BSP, a party of the weaker sections, has been wooing the upper castes in a major way.-Political scene in Andhra Pradesh in 2008-Spurred by the tremendous success of the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP)-model of Dalit-upper caste alignment, some fringe players and caste groups in the state sought to set up platforms for all and sundry to proclaim their political ambitions in 2007. In 2008, all such elements have virtually sunk without a trace.
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 a) E-Social Engineering in Practice

Written by

Gilles Verniers
significant trend emerging from the current assembly elections in Uttar
Pradesh is the attempt made by most parties to broaden their support
base by wooing social groups that did not figure in their traditional
support base earlier. The Mayawati-led Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), which
occupies the frontrunner position in every exit poll, best embodies
this strategy of social coalition building, by mobilising the upper
castes, not so long ago depicted as the arch-enemy of its core
Aboriginal Inhabitants of Jambudvipa, that is, the Great Prabuddha Bharath  support base.

Despite its tremendous growth since the late 80’s, the BSP has always had difficulties in gathering votes outside its traditional Aboriginal Inhabitants of Jambudvipa, that is, the Great Prabuddha Bharath base or having its candidates elected outside reserved constituencies. The strategy consisting of wooing the
upper castes and other groups at local level reveals the necessity of
the BSP to expand its appeal to other fractions of the electorate in
order to capture power.

What is new, however, is the
attempt to form a social coalition of extremes, in order to oust the
incumbent party out of power by directly mobilising the upper castes.
The creation of numerous caste organisations is precisely aimed at
achieving this end.

Notably, the presence of Brahmins within the
party is not a new phenomenon. Mayawati is known to have drawn her
closest advisors from the upper castes, has been allotting tickets to
upper-caste candidates in recent elections and counts a substantial
number of Brahmin MPs in the federal assemblies. Nonetheless, this
transformation reflects more an adaptation of the party to the
socio-political scene in Uttar Pradesh than a profound change of
identity. As such, the party remains dedicated almost exclusively to
the upliftment of
Aboriginal Inhabitants of Jambudvipa, that is, the Great Prabuddha Bharath communities.

It hardly matters whether
this strategy will or will not generate major shifts in the pattern of
electoral support; in fact, it does not even intend to do that. Given
the fragmentation of the electorate and the party system in place in
Uttar Pradesh and thanks to the cohesiveness and strength of its
Aboriginal Inhabitants of Jambudvipa, that is, the Great Prabuddha Bharath base, the BSP only needs a fraction of the support of
other groups to be in a position to form a government.

Online edition of India’s National Newspaper

Tuesday, Dec 23, 2008

Mayawati promises quota for poor among forward communities

Special Correspondent

Cautions partymen to be wary of both the Congress and the BJP

— Photo : M. Vedhan

MOBILISING THE SOUTH: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister
Mayawati at a BSP rally in Chennai on Monday.

CHENNAI: On the Tamil Nadu leg of her south India tour, Bahujan
Samaj Party leader and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati on Monday
promised to provide reservation for the economically weaker sections
among the forward communities.

Addressing a ‘brotherhood rally’ organised by the Tamil Nadu unit of
the party, she said the cadre must take along people belonging to the
forward communities to achieve the goal of forming a BSP government in
Tamil Nadu.

Ms. Mayawati pointed out that her party had already written to the
Central government to amend the Constitution to provide for reservation
for the poor among the forward communities. It had also demanded
reservation for the backward classes, the scheduled castes and the
scheduled tribes in the private sector.

Lists welfare schemes

Listing the welfare schemes initiated by her in Uttar Pradesh after
she was elected Chief Minister for a fourth term, Ms. Mayawati said
these included distribution of three acres of government land to the
poor and unemployed.

“We have set up several welfare departments for the social and economic uplift of the weaker sections,” she said.

The BSP government had filled the backlog vacancies in various departments and provided reservation to Muslims, she added.

For inclusive society

Stating that her government is working towards creating an
inclusive society, she said if the electorate in Tamil Nadu wanted to
create a similar environment, it should vote for the BSP.

She cautioned partymen to be wary of both the Congress and the
Bharatiya Janata Party saying that these parties would resort to any
tactic to prevent the BSP from coming to power.

On Sunday, she addressed a rally in Mysore in Karnataka and she is
scheduled to speak at a public meeting in Kottayam in Kerala on Tuesday.

b)E-Social Transformation in

E-Economic Emancipation in Practice

d) E-Sutta
Pitaka in Practice

e) E- Vinaya Pitaka in Practice

 f) E-Abhidhamma in Practice

g) E-Eightfold Path in

h) E-Jhanas in Practice

Monday, December 22, 2008

Future Prime Minister of India Mayawati is Shaking Up South India: Mangalore and Chennai Rally’s

future Prime Minister of India, BSP chief Mayawatiji is addressing huge
gatherings and meeting party members, future party memebers and
possible MP Candidates in various parts of South India, the following
Pictures are published in the as she was visiting
Mangalore, Karnataka. After this rally,

has already arrived in Chennai, a spectacular wellcome was given to
Maya at Chennai with Tamil Dance and Music and what not!. In her talk,
check the, she was clear in trashing the congress and
BJP, claiming these two parties were responsible for the Poverty and
poor becoming poor in India.

Cong, BJP responsible for poverty: Mayawati

By Team Mangalorean Mysore

MYSORE December 21, 2008: Uttar
Pradesh Chief Minister and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leader Mayawati on
Sunday lashed out at the national parties and said both the Congress
and BJP were responsible for poverty and unemployment in country.

National BSP President Mayawati, while addressing the Sarvsamaj Samajik
Bhaichara Banao Maha Sammelan organised by the State Unit of the BSP at
the Town Hall grounds here in Mysore, appealed to the upper caste
people to associate themselves with the BSP on the basis of its
policies and the ideology of the party. She said the “Congress, BJP and
their allies safeguard interests of capitalists as they contest
elections through donations made by them.” She appealed to the people
of the State to ensure victory of maximum number of BSP MPs in coming
Lok Sabha elections. The BSP National President urged the Upper Caste
people of Karnataka to associate themselves with the party for ending
all kinds of problems in the State.

said that the Congress and the BJP were responsible for the poverty and
unemployment prevalent in the country. If the people of Karnataka also
wanted prosperity like U.P. then they should ensure that BSP came to
power at the Centre as well as in the States along with Karnataka, she

Mayawati in Chennai: Tamil News 

India, Mayawati in Chennai

Chennai | Sunday, Dec 21 2008 IST;  Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) 

and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati was today accorded a rousing
reception when she arrived here from Bangalore by a special
Party State President K Selvam, Principal General Secretary and Former
IAS Officer Sivagami and BSP Convenor Armstrong were among the hundreds
of party workers present at the airport to receive her. As soon as the
aircraft touched down at the old airport,Mr Selvam, Ms Sivagami and Mr
Armstrong received her with a bouquet of flowers.

All eyes on Maya rally today

A hoarding erected near St George School ground, the venue of BSP chief Mayawati’s public meeting, in the city on Sunday/Shiba Prasad Sahu.
First Published : 22 Dec 2008 02:52:00 AM IST
Last Updated : 22 Dec 2008 11:04:49 AM IST

In what is seen as a show of strength ahead of the Lok Sabha elections,
the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) will hold a rally here on Monday in which
over two lakh people from across the State are expected to participate.The ‘Brotherhood Conference’ will be addressed by party chief and Uttar Pradesh
Chief Minister Mayawati at St George’s school ground, opposite
Pachaiyappa’s College, at 4.30 pm, according to BSP spokesman Rama
Subramaniam.Around 500 members each from about 15 Aboriginal Inhabitants of Jambudvipa, that is, the Great Prabuddha Bharath organisations in Tamil Nadu will join the BSP in her presence.Mayawati will also launch the official website of the State unit, besides introducing the party’s candidates for the Lok Sabha elections, the spokesman told Express.In
Tamil Nadu, there are numerous ‘Ambedkar’ outfits and
Aboriginal Inhabitants of Jambudvipa, that is, the Great Prabuddha Bharath political
parties but none of them have an election symbol, Subramaniam said.
“The Vidhuthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi (VCK) and the Puthiya Thamizhagam
(PT) fight either on the DMK or the AIADMK symbol. But the BSP has a
national identity. Its ‘elephant’ symbol has been around for 25 years
and can easily be recognised by the masses,” he said.“Besides,
ours is the third largest party in the country. We have a better
understanding of the problems of
Aboriginal Inhabitants of Jambudvipa, that is, the Great Prabuddha Bharath . Since we have a national
platform, we can raise issues in Parliament.”On the BSP’s
preparations for the Lok Sabha polls, he said efforts were on to
strengthen the party, which has about 1.5 lakh members at present.
“Steps are being taken to broaden the membership base by bringing
Brahmins, Muslims, Christians and OBCs into the party fold on the
principle of ‘Sarvajan samaj’. Our strategy is to consolidate all
Aboriginal Inhabitants of Jambudvipa, that is, the Great Prabuddha Bharath  votes in the State and we have intensified our efforts in this 
direction.”The BSP’s visibility in the State has increased and
it is now attracting the
Aboriginal Inhabitants of Jambudvipa, that is, the Great Prabuddha Bharath intelligentsia and the politically
empowered sections of the community. VCK MLA Selvaperunthagai recently
quit his party and joined the BSP. He is now the BSP’s State president.
P Sivagami, an
Aboriginal Inhabitants of Jambudvipa, that is, the Great Prabuddha Bharath IAS officer and writer, opted for voluntary
retirement and joined the party as its State secretary. L V
Saptharishi, another senior IAS officer, is the party’s candidate from
Mayiladuthurai.Asked about AIADMK Mylapore MLA S Ve Shekher’s
entry, Subramaniam said the party was slated to hold one more round of
talks with the actor. Asked whether he had any plans to call on the BSP
chief during her visit, Shekher replied in the negative. The
public meeting, which will also be addressed by Rajya Sabha member and
BSP general secretary Satish Chandra Mishra, Selvaperunthagai and
Sivagami, will see a three-tier security cover as Mayawati enjoys SPG protection. Uttar Pradesh police will provide the second tier of security. Mayawati
is apparently keen on strengthening her base in the South because of
its sizeable
Aboriginal Inhabitants of Jambudvipa, that is, the Great Prabuddha Bharath population: 23.5 per cent in Karnataka, 22 per cent
in Tamil Nadu and 12.5 per cent in Kerala.She addressed a rally in Mysore on Sunday and will leave for Kochi from Chennai.

Mayawati coming on Tuesday

First Published : 20 Dec 2008 09:33:00 AM IST
Last Updated : 20 Dec 2008 12:17:33 PM IST

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) president and Uttar Pradesh
Chief Minister Mayawati, who made clear her ambition to become the
Prime Minister, has decided to make a political investment in the
southern states in view of the coming Lok Sabha elections.As part of the move, Mayawati is all set for a three-day
of the southern states from December 21, including Kerala. The UP Chief
Minister is scheduled to address the Sarvajan Samaj Sahodarya rally at
Kottayam on December 23 as part of the tour.Mayawati is also likely to begin consultations on the names of BSP candidates for the next Lok Sabha elections during her visit.The BSP has already made clear its plans to contest elections in all the 20 Lok Sabha seats from the state.The
BSP president is likely to assign responsibilities and fix targets in
the state for the Lok Sabha elections. BSP leader and former Minister
A.Neelalohithadasan Nadar told Express that the party had already
started consultations with various sections in an effort to strengthen
the party.Mayawati will address rallies in Mysore on December 21
and in Chennai on December 22. Besides addressing the rallies in three
states, she would also review the organisational matters in the region.Maya is visiting South
after establishing her party organisation in Uttar Pradesh, Madhya
Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Jammu and Kashmir and other north and
central states ahead of the Lok Sabha elections.The BSP, which
is deliberately trying to shed its image as a party of the
Aboriginal Inhabitants of Jambudvipa, that is, the Great Prabuddha Bharath,
claims to be serving the ‘Sarva Samaj.’ The party is also trying to
acquire a pan-India level by getting away with the tag of regional
party confined to
North India

All ruling parties have neglected poor: Mayawati

Staff Correspondent

Congress, BJP termed


‘UPA failed to check rising prices and inflation’


MYSORE: Assuring basic facilities to the poor and downtrodden of all
castes and religions, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and Bahujan Samaj
Party (BSP) national president Mayawati on Sunday listed the
achievements and developments in Uttar Pradesh to mobilise support for
the BSP in Karnataka for the next general elections.

Addressing a massive gathering on the Town Hall premises here, she
appealed the people to provide BSP a chance to set up a model
government in Karnataka on the lines of Uttar Pradesh.

“Since Independence, the poor have been neglected by the ruling
parties, but the BSP is committed to uplifting the downtrodden, no
matter to which caste, religion or creed he belongs,” Ms. Mayawati
said. The BSP president lashed out at the Congress and BJP terming them
“capitalist-based” parties. “These parties raise funds from the
capitalists and after being voted to power introduce policies and
schemes only to benefit them,” she said. She added that the Congress
and BJP had failed to meet the expectations of the masses.

She accused the United Progressive Alliance Government of failing to
rein in rising prices and inflation. She alleged that the Congress,
which heads the coalition at the Centre, had been framing economic
policy to suit the rich. Citing it as a reason for “the poor getting
poorer and rich getting richer”, she charged the BJP and Congress with
adopting the British policy of “divide and rule” for the sake of
vote-bank politics.

Ms. Mayawati said that people favoured BSP in Uttar Pradesh because of the party’s commitment to uplifting the downtrodden.

“We have increased the quantum of scholarship amount for the
students and increased the wages in view helping the poor to tide over
the crisis of spiralling of prices. Government has distributed the
government land among the landless, built houses for the poor with
government funds, envisaged plans for the development of both urban and
rural areas, stopped atrocities against Aboriginal Inhabitants of Jambudvipa, that is, the Great Prabuddha Bharath and included Muslims
under Other backward communities to get them benefit,” she said.

Woo upper castes: Mayawati
DH News Service, Mysore:
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minster
Mayawati on Sunday called upon the Bahujan Samaj Party workers to take
upper caste communities into confidence along with the downtrodden in
building the party and witness the change they want to see in the State.

Addressing the ‘Sarvajana samajada sodaratva’ rally at the Rangacharlu
Memorial Town Hall in Mysore Mayawati rhetorically urged the party
workers to sensitise upper communities about the values of BSP, for the
party is not for the backward classes alone. Support of all the
communities is needed to bring the party to power, she said.

She said the Party understands the concept of ‘bahujan sukhaya, bahujan hitaya’ and it is not against the upper caste.

“It believes in welfare of all the communities as without them, the
party could not have come to power at Uttar Pradesh, where it has been
elected four times and has been working for the welfare of not only the
backward classes but also the upper caste communities”, she added.

Elaborating on the various schemes that have been extended to the upper
caste communities as well as backward communities in Uttar Pradesh, the
  Aboriginal Inhabitant of Jambudvipa, that is, the Great Prabuddha Bharath leader said UP government is a model government where justice has
been done to all the communities.

Extending quota

“To enable the poor families belonging to upper caste to live
a better life, the UP government has extended reservation facility to
them considering their poor economic background. However, the same
needs to be done at the national level”, she felt.

The party has appealed to the Centre to bring an amendment in this
regard taking the UP government model, besides providing a separate
reservation policy for
Aboriginal Inhabitants of Jambudvipa, that is, the Great Prabuddha Bharath Christians. But these demands are yet to
be considered by the parties that ruled the Centre, she complained.

She said the UP government has provided various benefits like hike in
scholarship, pension packages, free civil service coaching to backward
classes and distribution of three acres of government land which are
fit for farming that has benefited 30 lakh farmers.

Earlier, Mayawati was presented with a garland to which was pinned with
one thousand notes of Rs one thousand denomination amounting to Rs one
lakh and Rs 10 lakh cash collected as party fund by workers.

BSP: The elephant is no ambler

BSP no longer saunters along. It is trying to become a force to reckon
with, in other states too. Going by the recent Assembly elections, the
elephant has begun to walk at a crisp pace and this has rattled both
the Congress and BJP.

RECENTLY FIVE states went to the
polls. The battle was mainly between the Congress and the Bharatiya
Janata Party (BJP). Congress won the war, 3-2. The elections were
viewed as mini Lok Sabha elections because six months from now we will
see general elections conducted for the Loksabha. The recent elections
were confined to the Hindi belt in particular, ie Delhi, Rajasthan,
Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Mizoram. The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP)
fielded its candidates and it captured nearly 15 per cent of the votes
polled. The BSP supremo Mayawati is happy with the performance of her
party. Now it is clear that BSP has provided a third option to the
people. The elephant will stroll all over the country soon.

If the
BSP had not fielded its candidates, the Congress candidates would have
bagged a higher percentage of the votes polled. With 15 per cent in its
pocket, the BSP has clearly emerged as the third alternative for the
voters. In the previous Assembly elections (2003), the BSP could garner
only 5.7 per cent of the votes polled but this time round, it wass more
than twice that figure. At the Babarpur Assembly constituency, the BJP
candidate won but the BSP came second, bagging 30.90 per cent of the
votes polled and the Congress candidate managed to garner only 23.76
per cent.

It indicates that because of the BSP candidates Congress lost many seats in Delhi.
Rajasthan too, the BSP candidates posed problems to their opponents.
They captured six seats, though they cornered 8 per cent of the votes
polled. In constituencies like Karouli, Dholpur, Dhousa, Bayaana, Wair
and Kishangadh, the BSP candidates bagged as many votes as the Congress
candidates. This led to the BJP candidates winning by a lower margin.

Madhya Pradesh, the BSP won 7 seats; here the BSP bagged 11 per cent of
the votes polled. Nearly 20 candidates of the BSP bagged 30-35 per cent
of the votes polled. BSP candidates fought one-to-one battles against
Congress candidates in Lahar, Dabra and Raj Nagar constituencies.

BSP’s social engineering did not affect Chhattisgarh significantly, it
managed to capture two seats. The BSP elephant is omnipresent, courtesy
the poor, the Dalits and the caste Hindus. It is becoming impossible
for the Congress and BJP to rein the elephant in. It has given Congress
as well as the BJP some food for thought.

Top gold news

Boy killed in India violence

By Rina ChandranA 10-year-old boy       Thackeray, the nephew of Hindu
was killed when police opened fire nationalist leader Bal Thackeray,
on protesters in eastern India on was held, police beat back
Wednesday, officials said, as protesters with batons as Thackeray
rioters set trains alight and was brought to court.Violence also
blocked roads in retaliation for flared in the poor north and east of
attacks on migrants in the west of India, where protesters set alight
the country.The child was hit by a trains, blocked roads and damaged
stray bullet and died at the scene the home of the head of a Tata
after police in Rohtas district, in Motors factory, in retaliation for
the eastern state of Bihar, fired on attacks on migrants by the MNS
a mob attacking a train station, in Maharashtra.In Bihar, gangs of
Naval Kishore Mishra, a police young men torched coaches of a
officer, said from Rohtas.At least train, vandalised train stations and
six people and several policemen disrupted rail and road traffic.
were injured when rioters threw Several Bihar-bound trains were
stones and clashed with police, later cancelled.”The situation is
he said.The migration of thousands very tense … we are facing a lot
of workers from impoverished of trouble running the trains on
northern and eastern states such as time,” a senior railway official in
Uttar Pradesh and Bihar into India’s capital city Patna said.In
booming financial capital Mumbai has neighbouring Jharkhand state, a mob
sparked a violent backlash, with damaged the home of the head of a
local resentment fuelled by Tata Motors factory, also based in
ambitious politicians.That in turn Mumbai, while in Uttar Pradesh,
has provoked tit-for-tat violence in Chief Minister Mayawati demanded MNS
northern and eastern India, a sign be banned, echoing calls by other
of the strains that inequality is legislators in parliament.Mayawati,
placing on society as parts of the chief of Bahujan Samaj Party, warned
country’s economy booms.On of a backlash against Maharashtrians
Wednesday, a local politician, whose in Uttar Pradesh and
arrest sparked violent protests in other states.”There are many people
Mumbai was given bail after spending from Maharashtra in other states who
a night in jail.Raj Thackeray, head could be at the receiving end for
of the small but vocal Maharashtra none of their fault,”
Navnirman Sena (MNS) party, was she said.Supporters of MNS, which is
arrested on Tuesday for rioting and fuelling anti-immigrant rhetoric
provoking attacks on migrants.The ahead of national and local
party is known for its anti-migrant elections due next year, had
rhetoric and belief that Mumbai attacked north Indian railway job
belongs to ethnic Marathis, who aspirants in Mumbai on Sunday,
originate from the Maharashtra state prompting calls for Thackeray’s
of which the city is the capital.”We arrest and for the party to
had applied for anticipatory interim be banned.MNS has previously also
bail, which has been granted,” a attacked migrant taxi drivers in
lawyer representing Thackeray told Mumbai, a city where less than half
reporters outside the court in its 17 million residents are from
Kalyan town, near Mumbai.A curfew the state.The Indian Express
was imposed to quell angry protests newspaper said it was not clear if
by MNS supporters. “He is now a free Raj Thackeray would carry much
man. He can go home. His Diwali will weight in the elections.”(But) with
start now,” he said, referring to his arrest and its aftermath, he is
the Hindu festival certain to keep the spotlight and
next week.VIOLENCE FLARESOn set the discourse.”(Additional
Wednesday in Mumbai, schools and reporting by Sharat Pradhan in
shops were open and people returned LUCKNOW; Editing by Bappa Majumdar
to work.But in Kalyan town, where and Alex Richardson)$

Muslim MPs from BSP, support AR Antulay

News! While Union Minority Affairs Minister AR Antulay remained defiant
on his remarks on the death of former Mumbai ATS chief Hemant Karkare,
Muslim MPs from  Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP)  came out in open supporting Antulay over this issue.

BSP MP Ilyas Azmi supported Antulay’s demand for a
separate probe into Karkare’s death. Knowingly or unknowingly, AR Antulay divided both
common people and political establishments of the county into two
groups on the basis of religion. This is the most disturbing trend,
which may only bolster the fundamentalist forces.

 Antulay told CNN-IBN that he made India
proud by his remarks!!!

though the Congress Party does not subscribe to Antulay’s views, they
may not afford to take strong action against the veteran Muslim leader,
who is the most popular minority figure in the party. The vote bank
politics may win the day yet again, while the national cause will be
left behind forever.

Electioneering through music albums to woo voters

During hectic polling activities
witnessed in Jammu if one switches on any local cable television, the
candidates from BSP, can be seen walking to the tune of musicians.

AS THE election winds
blow across Jammu and Kashmir, the candidates in poll fray especially
those from Jammu district have gone trendy this time.

hectic polling activities witnessed in Jammu if one switches on any
local cable television, the candidates from Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP),
can be seen walking to the tune of
musicians. From the veterans to freshers in the politics, one can find
everybody on the TV screens with music reciting their appeal to vote in
their favour.

The Dec 24 seventh and final phase will see 13 seats in Jammu region -
11 in Jammu district and two in newly carved out adjoining Samba
district - going to the polls. The remaining eight seats, of the 21
where polls are being held, are in the Kashmir valley.

The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) too has become a force to reckon with in the state. (more…)

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