BSP to go solo in poll-bound Bihar, Bengal: Mayawati

BSP will go it alone in the upcoming Assembly Elections in Bihar and some other states including West Bengal, its supremo Mayawati Tuesday said.

Patna: BSP will go it alone in the upcoming
Assembly Elections in Bihar and some other states including
West Bengal, its supremo Mayawati Tuesday said.

"We will contest the coming Assembly polls in Bihar and
other states on our own," the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister
said.

She was addressing a public meeting here after reviewing
the performance of BSP`s state units of Bihar, West Bengal,
Orissa and Jharkhand.

Mayawati asked party cadres in Bihar and other states to
emulate BSP`s Uttar Pradesh formula of bringing all
communities on board for electoral success and political
power.

"We are an ideology-driven party working on the agenda of
putting in place an equal society. The cadres should spread
the ideology at the grassroots level to sway all sections of
society in favour of the BSP," she said.

After storming to power in Uttar Pradesh, BSP wrested a
number of seats from main opposition Samajwadi Party in
various by-elections that followed in the state.

Mayawati complimented BSP`s state units for their
consistent efforts over the years to make BSP a force to
reckon with.

Referring to the Maoist violence, she said socio-economic
policies followed by successive Central governments have
forced people to adopt the path of Maoism.

Since independence, successive Central governments --
Congress, BJP or any other party -- have been pursuing "wrong"
socio-economic policies that have deprived the poor and weaker
sections of their share of development, she said.

These deprived people were compelled to adopt the path of
violence to seek justice, she said referring to the Maoist
menace.

She also blamed the UPA government for spiralling prices
and said inflation was because of the Centre`s pro-industry
economic policies.

The Centre does not appear to be serious to check
inflation as it decided to increase the fuel price knowing
fully well its implications on price rise, she said.

The UPA government had rolled back the oil price to
woo voters ahead of the Parliamentary polls last year and
increased the same after returning to power, she alleged.

Big parties like Congress and BJP receive huge funds from
corporate houses for meeting their election expenses and
return the favour when they come to power, she claimed.

PTI

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