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Snap polls likely after N-deal deadlock: Mayawati
From correspondents in Punjab, India, 08:32 PM IST
Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati Sunday called upon her party cadres to be prepared for early general elections thanks to the deadlock between the Congress and the Left parties over the India-US nuclear deal.
Addressing a rally here to mark the merger of a local party, Chandigarh Vikas Manch (CVM), with the BSP, she said: ‘BSP cadres and supporters should be ready for the next general elections as the nuclear deal is likely to lead to the fall of the government. The BSP will fight the elections on its own and the day is not far when we will rule the central government.
‘We will take the weaker sections and all other categories like upper castes and religious minorities with us to come to power at the centre,’ Mayawati declared.
The BSP leader, in her speech of nearly an hour, criticized the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for ignoring the needs of the common people.
‘These parties have done nothing for the common man. All they have done is to play to the gallery for capitalists and industrialists. They have contested all elections with the help of these capitalists. People should throw them out,’ Mayawati said.
She said a wrong impression had been created by vested interests that the BSP was a party only for the weaker and neglected sections of society.
‘We have shown in Uttar Pradesh that we are there not only for weaker sections but also for upper castes and religious minorities. We want to repeat this all over the country,’ the chief minister said.
Mayawati was presented with a gold crown and a sword by local BSP and CVM leaders. CVM president and former union minister Harmohan Dhawan announced the merger of his party with the BSP.
Mayawati declared that Dhawan will be the BSP candidate in any future Lok Sabha election for the Chandigarh seat.