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Vote prudently to bring about change: Maya

india Updated: Jan 24, 2012 14:36 IST
Abhinav Madhwal
Abhinav Madhwal
Hindustan Times
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“Guard your vote just as you would guard the izzat of your bahu and beti. Get up on time on January 30 (the day of polling) and cast your vote in the morning so that no one else casts your vote before you.”

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mayawati urged the supporters of BSP to follow these commandments if they wanted the party to come to power in the state. Earlier, Mayawati reached the venue of the public meeting at Parade Ground in Dehradun by chopper. The candidates for the assembly segments of Garhwal region greeted her on the dais with a huge garland of yellow flowers.

The UP chief minister said that the party was functioning on the motto ‘Sarvjan Hitay, Sarvjan Sukhay’ and was not limited to any particular caste or religion. “We have distributed tickets on the formula that ‘jiski jitni taiyyari, uski itni bhagedari’.

“We have kept in mind that the contestants have a clean image and are dedicated to our movement. We have decided to go it alone in Uttarakhand state assembly elections and would surely make our government here with your support,” she said to the cheering supporters.

The UP CM listed the achievements of the BSP government in UP saying that they had provided 3-acre pattas to the poor from the vacant plots lying in the state.

Persons under the BPL categories have been given economic help of Rs 400 per month. Two room pucca houses have been provided to the poor in Uttar Pradesh by the government. Every girl from the poor sections is provided a ladies cycle and Rs 15,000 in cash on reaching Class 12. The entrepreneurs among the poorer sections are being provided contracts up to Rs 25 lakhs by the government.

Mayawati said she keeps a tab on the works by regular inspections. “If you bring BSP government in Uttarakhand, then you will get the same benefits in Uttarakhand as people in UP are getting, for we would be extending the same schemes here.”

Mayawati also urged the supporters to be wary of tricks of the opposition parties as they could spread rumours against the BSP. “Don’t read the manifestos of other parties as there is nothing substantial in them. Just go to the polling booth with the intent of bringing the BSP to power,” she said.

Reiterating her commitment to the development of Uttarakhand, Mayawati said that they had carved new districts and tehsils when the area was part of Uttar Pradesh.