Cong, BJP trying to do away with reservation for Dalits: Maya

BSP chief Mayawati has alleged that both Congress and BJP were trying to do away with reservation system introduced by BR Ambedkar for the upliftment of SCs and STs.

Updated: Apr 10, 2011, 14:08 PM IST

Madurai: BSP chief Mayawati has alleged that both Congress and BJP were trying to do away with reservation system introduced by BR Ambedkar for the upliftment of SCs
and STs.

Accusing the two parties of failing to improve the socio economic conditions of Dalits and other oppressed classes, she claimed BSP was the only party that followed the footsteps of Ambedkar and fulfilled his dreams of social transformation in general and Dalit emancipation in particular.

Addressing an election meeting last night in support of her party candidates in the April 13 Tamil Nadu Assembly polls, she said her government had done a lot for economically
poor among the upper castes in Uttar Pradesh besides helping the oppressed classes.

In Uttar Pradesh, there was reservation for poor people of the upper caste also and her party was dependent on not only Dalits, but poor and middle class people of all the
castes, Mayawati said.

She asked the people of Tamil Nadu to teach a lesson to the Congress, DMK and AIADMK and make BSP a force in the state.

PTI