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Mayawati asks cadre to concentrate on polls, not alliances

Terming the talks for possible pre-poll alliances as "a waste of time", BSP chief Mayawati asked the party cadre to ignore issues like tie-ups and concentrate on ensuring victory of party candidates in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls.

delhi Updated: Jan 31, 2009 18:43 IST

Terming the talks for possible pre-poll alliances as "a waste of time", Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati on Saturday asked the party cadre to ignore issues like tie-ups and concentrate on ensuring victory of party candidates in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls.

Addressing a day-long closed-door convention of BSP's Delhi unit where media was kept out, the Uttar Pradesh Chief minister said discussion on issues like possible alliances was "a waste of time" for the workers, sources aware of the proceedings said.

She asked the workers to ensure victory of all the party candidates and warned the cadre against internal bickering, they said.

The BSP has so far announced three candidates from Delhi for Lok Sabha elections.

While BSP has no representation in the Lok Sabha from Delhi, two of its candidates made to the Delhi Legislative Assembly during the recent elections.

The party polled about 2.60 lakh votes in 2003 assembly elections. This time, it bagged 8.68 lakh votes. BSP fought all the 70 seats and got 14.23 per cent of the votes.

Besides winning two seats, the party came second in five constituencies and stood third in 55 seats.