Ultimate aim is power at the Centre: Mayawati

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati on Tuesday attacked opposition parties for targeting the ruling BSP, saying they were losing sleep ahead of Assembly elections in the state.

Last Updated: Dec 06, 2011, 23:58 PM IST

Lucknow: Choosing the occasion of Dalit icon
BR Ambedkar`s death anniversary, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister
Mayawati on Tuesday made it clear that her ultimate aim is to
secure power at the Centre.
Addressing a rally here, she asked the workers of BSP not
to get "distracted" by various "hurdles" being created by the
opposition parties to deflect the party from its objective of
forming a government at the Centre.

Mayawti hit out at opposition parties for targeting
her government and the party and said such attacks would only
work in her advantage in the assembly elections due next year.

"The functioning of our party and the government is based
on the movement of Baba Sahib (B R Ambedkar)...The opposition
is not happy and is trying to push back the movement,
especially when assembly elections are near," she said.

"Whenever the BSP or its government has been attacked, we
have shown better results...Such attacks only help wake up
those cadres who are sleeping. It is only to our advantage,"
she said.
PTI