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Get ready to face Congress challenge: Mayawati

UP Chief Minister Mayawati Thursday signalled to her party cadre here to get ready for a long-term agitation to counter the Congress offensive against her government.



New Delhi: Facing heat over land acquisition and alleged rape and murder of a teenager in a
police station in Lakhimpur Kheri, UP Chief Minister Mayawati Thursday signalled to her party cadre here to get ready for a long-term agitation to counter the Congress offensive against her government.

Addressing her party cadres from Delhi at the
Talkatora Indoor Stadium here, the BSP supremo alleged that
while crimes are taking places in other states too, central
bodies like the National Commission for Women and the National
SC/ST Commission are only targeting her government, according
to party sources.

Her address to the party workers also assumes
significance as she had recently said that BSP will raise the
issue in Parliament for bringing a uniform land acquisition
policy on the lines of the one introduced by her government
recently.

The BSP could organise a stir here during the monsoon session of Parliament, the sources said.

According to the new land acquisition policy announced by the UP government after the Bhatta-Parsaul violence,
private players will have to directly acquire the land and the
government will only act as a facilitator. Farmers will also
be given 16 per cent of developed land.
In a bid to make inroads in other states, Mayawati had recently addressed similar workers` conferences in Chandigarh
and Karnataka.

Party sources said by holding the meeting in Delhi,
she also wants to activate the BSP cadre here ahead of the MCD
elections due next year where the party wants to make its
presence felt.

PTI

From Zee News

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