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Mayawati elected as BSP chief again

india Updated: Aug 27, 2009 19:35 IST

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati, the undisputed leader of the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), was on Thursday elected as party president for another three-year term in Lucknow.

The election took place at a two-day meeting of the BSP national executive that concluded at the chief minister's official residence in Lucknow.

Among those who attended the meeting were party functionaries from more than a dozen states.

This would be Mayawati's second term as president - a mantle conferred on her by her mentor and BSP founder Kanshi Ram in 2006. After his death, she emerged as the party supremo.

Mayawati is currently doing her fourth stint as chief minister of India's most populous state, Uttar Pradesh.

While addressing party leaders, MPs and legislators from states, Mayawati referred to upcoming assembly elections in Haryana and Maharashtra.