LJP plans agitation in Uttar Pradesh
The Lok Janshakti Party plans to launch a series of demonstrations against the "anti-people and anti-dalit" policies of the Mayawati government.lucknow Updated: Jan 29, 2008 14:02 IST
In an effort to make a dent in BSP's Dalit vote bank ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, the Lok Janshakti Party plans to launch a series of demonstrations against the "anti-people and anti-dalit" policies of the Mayawati government in Uttar Pradesh.
The LJP has alleged that Mayawati's "growing proximity" towards the Brahmins has "alienated" the dalits in the state.
"To grab power, Mayawati has compromised the very principles on which Kanshiram had founded BSP. She is trying to get closer to the upper caste," LJP state president Rakesh Chandra Pasi told PTI in Lucknow.
He said Mayawati's growing proximity towards the Brahmins had alienated the Dalits, who felt betrayed and cheated.
"Kanshiram had founded the BSP on the anti-upper caste plank but Mayawati has undone everything," he said.
Pasi said that the "feeling of insecurity is again gripping the dalits in Uttar Pradesh because of Mayawati's changed attitude."
"Mayawati's so called social engineering is set to boomerang on her in the next Lok Sabha elections," Pasi claimed.
The LJP leader pointed to the results of the recent Ballia Lok Sabha bypoll and claimed that neither the upper caste nor the dalits supported BSP in the poll.
He said the LJP would launch demonstrations at all district headquarters in the state on February five next to protest what he alleged "anti-people and anti-dalit" policies of the BSP government.