The BSP leader is reported to have worked out her party’s poll campaign
down to the minutest details. The message to key workers is loud and
clear - “to see Behenji ride on to the power pedestal in New Delhi”.
She has mobilized her cadres in caste-groups, with well-defined and
clearly demarcated areas of operation. Workers have been campaigning
for the party in their respective locales.
The Aboriginal Inhabitants of Jambudvipa, that is the Great Prabuddha Bharath-Brahmin ‘bhai-chara’ (friendship) committees that were put
in place by her party’s Brahmin mascot Satish Chandra Misra and are
believed to have propelled her party to power in the state, have been
None in the party has been authorized to give interviews to the media.
However, a senior minister told IANS on condition of anonymity,
“Behenji’s stress is on going door-to-door.” Every constituency level
and district coordinator has been directed to stick to their respective
headquarters under all circumstance until the end of the Lok Sabha
“You must forget about all your personal matters and devote all your
energies to the poll campaign which is most crucial for us,” Mayawati
is reported to be telling batches of coordinators who are being called
in groups to take down her explicit directions for the campaign.
According to sources close to her, Mayawati has been single-handedly
concentrating on establishing a fool-proof network of her party right
down to the block level. “Everything has been planned and monitored
directly by her and the chain of command is also clearly laid out with
no scope for any deviations,” a senior ruling party leader said.
Insiders claim that she has everything on her finger-tips. In the 22
months she has been in power, she has chosen to focus on political
work, and left the routine administration to her select team of top
“We used to often wonder what she would be busy scribbling down for
hours every morning,” remarked a senior official. “It is now that we
have understood that those handwritten notes were a blueprint of her
plans that she is now putting on ground,” he added.
While other political parties are still engaged in tug-of-wars over
alliances, the BSP’s campaign is on the ground ready to go full
“The BSP campaign is not going to be loud at all,” claimed a party
leader. “Behenji has made it clear that we must not indulge in any act
that would contravene the election commission guidelines,” he added.
C.M. greets people on Id-E-Milad-Un-Nabi (Barawafat)
Lucknow: March, 09, 2009
The Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Ms. Mayawati has
extended her heartiest felicitations and good wishes to the
people of the State, especially Muslim brethren on the occasion
of Id-E-Milad-Un-Nabi (Barawafat).
Extending her greetings, the Chief Minister said that the
messages for the good of humanity given by Prophet Mohammad
were still relevant. The prophet was born at a time when the
Arab society was caught up in vortex of ill-customs and women
were subjected to harassment. The social evils and superstitions
were ruling the roost. The Prophet gave the message of peace,
brotherhood and harmony creating mutual trust among people.
The dream of an ideal society could be realised following the path
of the Prophet, she added.
The Chief Minister said that Id-E-Milad-Un-Nabi festival
gave us an inspiration to follow the path of Prophet Mohammad.
She has appealed to people to celebrate the festival in an
atmosphere of peace and social harmony.
********BSP candidates’ list on March 15
The party will contest all the 28 Lok Sabha seats
Actor Ashok interested in contesting polls
BANGALORE: The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) will release its list of
candidates for all the 28 Lok Sabha seats in Karnataka on March 15, the
birth anniversary of its founder Kanshi Ram.
Speaking to presspersons here on Sunday, BSP leader in-charge of
Karnataka Veer Singh
said the party had finalised candidates for 15
seats and the remaining names would be finalised soon. He reiterated
that the party would not have poll understanding with any outfit.
“We are working out the number of seats to be allocated to
different castes,” he said. Mr. Veer Singh, who is a Rajya Sabha
member, ruled out the possibility of the party participating in the
March 12 meeting on the outskirts of Tumkur, where the Third Front is
expected to be formally launched.
“We have been told to stay away from the meeting,” he said and added
that leaders of the front had tried to extend an invitation to the
party for the convention.
However, Mr. Singh did not rule out the possibility of the party
supporting any political formation in a post-poll scenario. During the
press conference, Mr. Singh introduced Kannada film actor Ashok, who
joined the BSP recently. “I am an aspirant for the BSP ticket from
Tumkur. If hope to win the Lok Sabha seat if the party fields me,” Mr.
What is the Total Number of Adults who are eligible voters and how many do not find their names in the voters list?
2)The CEC said the Commission would put in place about 11 lakh
What is the source code used in the program used in the Electronic Voting Machines. Will there be transparency in this regard ?
3) Would Commission conduct a free and fair poll ?In view of the fact that the President rejected Gopalaswami’s report against Navin Chawla. Pratibha Patil accepts government’s advice; decks cleared for Chawla as CEC. Government’s decision no surprise says the BJP and BJP allegations in bad taste says the congress Congress.
recommendation, the decks have been cleared for Mr. Chawla’s
appointment as the next CEC.
Acting on the BJP’s complaint, the CEC made a suo motu recommendation
to the President in the middle of January. He claimed suo motu powers
under Article 324(5) of the Constitution but the government as well as
many constitutional experts disagreed.
The BJP said the Election Commission had been “tainted”
because of one Election Commissioner and the “dogged persistence” of
the government to stand by him.
The Congress said that Mr. Chawla had not committed
any mistake, and hurling allegations against him was out of the
BJP says the party was looking forward to
the elections and expresses the confidence that when the results are
out on May 16, the National Democratic Alliance would get the majority
and L.K. Advani would be the next prime minister.
Crucial question is of impartiality and neutrality of an Election Commissioners. Under such conditions will the election be free, fair, impartial and neutral ?
it not be proper on the part of Judiciary (Chief Justice of India) come
forward and see to that the above Election Commissioners are replaced
with an Election Committee consisting of representatives of all Castes
and Religion, by cancelling the Election Process that has already been
set in, for free, fair, impartial and a neutral election ?
News Papers which are not Views Papers and the free, fair, impartial
and neutral media may join the people of the nation and attempt to file
a PIL in this regard.
BANGALORE: The Election Commission in
Karnataka has cracked the whip on state home minister V S Acharya’s
Chennai, Mar 8 (ANI): Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) General Secretary and
the party’s coordinator for Kerala and Tamil Nadu Suresh Mane
said the party would field candidates in all 39 Lok Sabha seats in
“Our party will contest all 40 seats, including the one in Puducherry.
This is to show the political strength of BSP in Tamil Nadu,” Mane
He said the party had already selected 12 candidates who would file
their nominations for the polls, while the names of the other
candidates would be announced in a phased manner later on.
BSP supremo and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati will visit the state when the nominations are to be filed.
BSP State Secretary P. Sivagami said the party could gain a strong foothold in the state by working for the Backward Classes.
“There is no question of an alliance with other parties. We are going
alone in the elections,” said, Sivagami, a BSP candidate from
Parliamentary elections will be held in April-May. (ANI)The
— Its not only the parliamentarians who take cash for vote. According
to Centre for Media Studies, significant number of voters in Karnataka,
Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu take bribes to vote.
Similar bribery is also endemic in areas of influence of the
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its allies in the National Democratic
Alliance (NDA), the study indicates. States ruled by the Congress-led
United Progressive Alliance (UPA) fare slightly better. Similar
corruption is least in states governed by the Left.
The survey conducted among 41,000 voters in 19 states and billed as
the first-ever empirical study on cash for votes reveals that the bribe
taking voters also come from all sections of society: urban and rural,
the poor and not-so-poor, as well as the educated and the barely
“Even in Delhi, 25 percent of the voters received money for their vote,” says the CMS survey.
The study took a sample size of 18,000 voters in 19 states in 2008
and 23,000 households belonging to the below poverty line (BPL)
category in 2007.
It did not cover other inducements like liquor or freebies for votes and focussed only on the assembly and Lok Sabha elections.
The national average of people who took cash to cast their votes was
found to be 22 percent in the general category and 37 percent in BPL
Some percentages are alarming. In Andhra Pradesh, 94 percent of BPL
category voters had accepted money to vote, followed by Tamil Nadu with
78 percent, Karnataka and Chhattisgarh with 73 percent, Assam with 56
percent and Orissa with 50 percent.
In the general category, Karnataka topped the list with 47 percent,
followed by Tamil Nadu 34 percent, Madhya Pradesh, 33, and Andhra
Pradesh and Bihar 31 percent each.
Prosperous states like Gujarat and Maharashtra reported 24 percent
and 13 percent general category voters respectively taking money, while
among the BPL households the figure is 32 percent for both states.
The CMS study revealed that 27 percent of voters accepted money in
states ruled by NDA partners, and the figure was 25 percent in
constituencies represented by BJP MPs.
The states ruled by UPA partners reported 21 percent voters getting
bribes to vote and in constituencies with Congress MPs the figure was
The lowest figure - of 13 percent - was in states ruled by Left
parties like Kerala, West Bengal and Tripura.
Meanwhile, 38 percent of voters in the age group of 18-35 years
among the BPL families had their palms greased while the figure was 22
percent in the general category. Those who were graduates and above
represented 44 percent voters among the BPL groups and 24 percent in
general category, the study said.
Thank you for your comment, which I’ve posted on my blog. You are obviously interested in
and her politics - what is your link with her and the BSP please?
Readers must be puzzled by your comment and I’d like to explain who you
Jambudvipa, that is, the Great Prabuddha Bharath general election
juggernaut is on the move with polling, announced yesterday, on five
days from April 16 to May 13, and vote counting on Saturday May 16. So
Jambudvipa, that is, the Great Prabuddha Bharath should have a new
government by the middle-end of May. It’s a massive task with 714m
potential voters (far more than three times America’s 210m), 170m of
them aged under 35, and nearly 830,000 polling centres.
Now-one can sensibly forecast who will win. The result will be dictated by BSP, than by the two main national Parties – Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
MAYAWATI, the Aboriginal Inhabitant of Jambudvipa, that is, the Great Prabuddha Bharath Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP)
of UP, wants to be next Prime Minister. She continually proves herself
an stable and reliable and seems more interested in acquiring the
Master Key for the welfare and happiness of entire people.
States to Watch
It is fashionable in Delhi, and in Jambudvipa, that is, the Great
Prabuddha Bharath ’s national media, to say that the huge northern
state of UP is the most important state to watch in a general election.
That used to be true when Congress ruled alone, and its ups and downs
against the BJP could be gauged in UP. Now the voting in this state is,
with Mayawati’s party gaining strength.
Prime Ministers - there are several candidates, led by:
the current of Congress prime minister, assuming he recovers
sufficiently from his recent heart surgery – he is 76 is not fit
enough, , the Congress president,
cannot decide whether to become Prime Minister herself (which she was
forced to decline to do in 2004 because of her Foriegn Origin), or put
her heir-apparent son, 38-year old ,
into the job, or (less likely) select a non-family politician whom she
trusts not to stand in Rahul’s way later, since the Congress will
miserably lose this election for so many reasons, including the
anti-incumbancy and price rise.
Lal Krishna Advani, 81, who leads the BJP can never even dream of becoming the Prime Minister,since he does not wear a mask like that of former Prime Minister who has retired.
Neither party will win enough seats to lead a coalition. Mayawati will
cross the magic number 273 on her own and become the Prime Minister,
since the people have become fed up the both UPA nad NDA rule for the
last 61 years.
has adopted the Constitution of the nation as its manifesto and hence
will distribute the wealth of the country among all sections of the
society. It does not fight elections with the funds coming from
Industrialists and the rich, but funds collected from the masses.
There is the sharp divide between Congress and the BJP over the BJP’s
arch Hindu-nationalism, which will dictate how tens of millions of
people vote even though it would be restrained in a coalition.
The current poor state of the economy, will definitely count against Congress.
The main thing Jambudvipa, that is, the Great Prabuddha Bharath needs
is stability to open up the economy so it needs BSP government that
will be stable.