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Paswan treads in Maya’s footsteps

Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan’s Lok Janshakti Party has decided to make its presence felt in the assembly polls due in Gujarat where Mayawati’s BSP is planning a foray to woo the Dalits.

india Updated: Oct 01, 2007 03:28 IST

Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan’s Lok Janshakti Party has decided to make its presence felt in the assembly polls due in Gujarat where Mayawati’s BSP is planning a foray to woo the Dalits.

At a meeting held a day ago, Paswan and his party office-bearers decided that they would also put up candidates in the states that go to polls next year – Delhi, Rajasthan, MP, Himachal Pradesh and Chattisgarh. Mayawati too has planned that her party should enter the poll arena in these states in a big way to eat into the Dalit support base of major parties.

In a bid to challenge Mayawati’s sway in UP, Paswan has set up a team of leaders to tour the state to probe atrocities on Dalits and Muslims.