Mayawati eyes power at centre and states
Published: November 26, 2007, 00:34
Mumbai: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati yesterday declared her party’s intention to capture power in the centre with the aim of improving the lot of the poor, minorities and weaker sections of society.
An estimated 300,000 people thronged at the Shivaji Park to hear Mayawati, who was addressing a rally for the first time outside Uttar Pradesh since her surprise victory in that state in May.
Amid periodic applause, Mayawati trained guns at all other major parties including the Congress, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and their allies, saying they always came to power with the support of industrialists.
“After coming to power, they simply forget the poor, the backward sections, minorities and the downtrodden of society who continue to suffer in their misery,” Mayawati said.
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Mayawati stretches arms, addresses rally in Mumbai
Mumbai, Nov 25 (ANI): Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati today addressed a rally in Mumbai in an attempt to woo voters of Maharashtra.
“Our party believes that people in Maharashtra, rather in India, should come together and join hands. People of all sections of the society should support our party so that we can come to power. It is important for us,” said Mayawati.
She further said that it was important for people to unite irrespective of their religion, caste and community.
Mumbai was painted blue with posters and banners to welcome the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leader, who seems all set to capture a vote bank outside her state.
Mayawati commands almost total support of Dalits in Uttar Pradesh, who constitute about 21 percent of the state’s population. (ANI)
Mayawati already dreaming of BSP government in Maharashtra - plays caste card
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) President Mayawati is optimistic that the BSP will, sooner or later, form a government in Maharashtra as, according to her, the people are fed up with the anti-Original Inhabitants of Jambudvipa that is The Great Prabuddha Bharath policies of both the Congress and the BJP.
Throughout her hour-long address at Shivaji Park on Sunday, Mayawati kept harping on “when the BSP comes to power in Maharashtra” much to the amusement of the one lakh plus gathering at the venue.
Mayawati, in her first-ever visit to Mumbai after becoming the chief minister, said that once the BSP wrests power in Maharashtra the policies implemented for the welfare of Original Inhabitants of Jambudvipa that is The Great Prabuddha Bharath in Uttar Pradesh would be implemented here too as both the popular parties in the state have turned a blind eye to the issue.
The Bahujan Samaj Party which is the ruling party in Uttar Pradesh is planning to contest all the 182 Assembly seats in Gujarath. This party wants to woo Brahmins to add to its Dalit support base.
In the last assembly elections Mayawati campaigned for the BJP. But now this lady wants to capture power in Gujarath and eventually she wants to capture power in the centre.
Modi had done a good job as a chief minister during his tenure and BJP should be careful about the presence of BSP in the polls. BJP should work hard to retain Gujarath because Gujarath is one of the important states for the BJP. It should retain it.
Mayawati urges people to vote BSP in states, centre
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati Sunday exhorted people to bring the BSP to power at the centre and states to improve the lot of the poor, minorities and weaker sections of society.
Addressing a huge rally at the Shivaji Park here, Mayawati lashed out at all other parties including the Congress, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and their allies, saying these parties always came to power and ruled with the support of industrialists.
‘After coming to power, they just forget the poor, the backwards, minorities and the downtrodden of society who continue to suffer in misery,’ Mayawati said.
It has been the same story the past 60 years of Independence, rich became richer while poverty afflicting the silent masses was not eradicated, she said.
The time for change has come and people have the option of selecting the BSP in the states and the centre, said the chief minister, urging all backward sections to unite.
She appealed to the people to wholeheartedly support the BSP in its quest to provide social justice to all, irrespective of caste, community, religion or social hierarchy.
‘We shall not enrich the rich and affluent, but serve to bring a smile to the poorest of the poor in the remotest corners of India.’
Mayawati said the BSP was not against the upper castes since it would not be possible to achieve total social justice without the support and backing of the upper castes.
In Maharashtra, the Congress - part of the ruling alliance - was apprehensive of the challenges posed by the BSP in the past few years, she claimed. That was the reason why prior to the last assembly elections in 2004, the party replaced chief minister Vilasrao Deshmukh with Sushilkumar Shinde, a Dalit leader.
She said that when BSP would come to power in the state, it would choose a suitable person as chief minister, irrespective of the caste factor.
Commenting on the spectre of unemployment in the country, Mayawati assured that if the BSP were voted to power at the centre, she would implement reservations in the private sector. ‘In Uttar Pradesh, we have not only filled up all the reserved posts lying vacant for years, but are also implementing reservations in the private sector,’ she said.