Bhopal: BSP president and Uttar Pradesh
Chief Minister Mayawati on Sunday said that her party would
corner the UPA government in Parliament on the issue of Land
"The Congress ruled the country for over 50 years and has
not done anything for the welfare of the people, specially
Dalits. It even failed to review the archaic Land Acquisition
Act and the BSP will raise this issue vociferously in the
coming monsoon session of Parliament," Mayawati said at a
convention of BSP workers from Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh,
Rajasthan and Orissa.
Taking a dig at Congress for backing the farmers` protest
at Bhatta Parsaul against the land acquisition, she said the
Congress did not do anything all these years to replace the
old Land Acquisition Act, though farmers were opposed to it.
The BSP supremo also said that Congress had failed to do
anything on bringing back black money in foreign banks. If
this money was reclaimed, it would end the poverty of 50 percent of the people living below poverty line, she said.
She blamed Congress` economic policies for the
backwardness of the people and alleged that its policies were
intended to benefit the industrialists close to the party.
Mayawati said that her own party was run with donations
only from common people, and therefore the BSP government`s
policies only aimed at the welfare of the common people.
BSP had a fair chance of becoming an alternative to the
Congress and BJP in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan
and Orissa, she asserted.
She also said that BSP would organise nationwide protests
against the hike in the petrol prices.