Council results prove people have faith in BSP: Mayawati
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Last Updated: Wednesday, January 13, 2010, 22:01
Lucknow: Elated with the BSP performance in the biennial elections for the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council, Chief Minister Mayawati on Wednesday said the results proved once again that people still have faith in the policies and programmes of the party.

"The results have proved that people in UP have completely rejected Opposition parties, including the Congress, SP and BJP, and have reposed their faith in policies and programmes of the BSP," Mayawati said in a statement here.

The party won 31 of the 33 seats for which counting was held today.

She said the BSP will now have a majority in the upper house as well.

"As the party believes in equal participation of all sections of society, therefore it fielded SC, OBC, upper castes and religious minorities as its candidates," she said.

She said the results have exposed the negative campaign being carried out by the Opposition parties.

"In by-elections held a few months back BSP candidates won nine out of 11 seats and securities of Opposition candidates were forfeited," she said.

Meanwhile, the BJP alleged the BSP was a result of police machinery, muscle and money power.

"This is the victory of muscle and money power along with police machinery. Democracy has lost the elections. It is not the victory of BSP as a party, but that of BSP government," party's state vice-president Hriday Narain Dixit said.


First Published: Wednesday, January 13, 2010, 22:01

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