In order to reorganize the party organization before assembly elections, the Chief Minister Mayawati today disbanded city and district BSP units and Bhaichara committees (caste committees).
The move is aimed at gearing up the organizational structure up to grassroots level for mission 2012. Even though at least two years are left for the state assembly election, the BSP is already in election mode.
Addressing a conference of BSP coordinators and members of caste committees in Lucknow today, Mayawati also announced removal of incharge of Lok Sabha constituencies. Well ahead of her rivals, Mayawati has launched hectic preparations for the 2012 electoral battle, which the opposition feels could be earlier also.
The organizational shake-up is being seen in political circle as a move to bring in new faces before the assembly elections. In view of re-organization of the district units, Mayawati has also postponed the on-going agitation against the Congress-led UPA government. The Chief Minister said organizational work would be completed by August 20 and next phase of agitation would start from September 1, 2010.
While reviewing the party's functioning, Mayawati directed the leaders to further strengthen the organization at the lower level. While party general secretary SC Mishra would work for the mobilization of Brahmin community, BSP sources said Cooperative Minister Swami Prasad Maurya, who is also state unit chief, would work for gearing up the party among OBC communities. The PWD Minister Nasimuddin Siddique has been entrusted with the task of consolidating the party in reserved constituencies.
The party is quite upbeat over the victory in Dumariyaganj assembly by-election where Congress and Samajwadi Party were badly mauled. Referring to victory Mayawati said the leaders should work with same spirit to win the next assembly election. With a view to prepare the party for big battle, Mayawati, who has 227 BSP MLAs in a House of 403, has already announced to stay away from all by-elections to assembly and Lok Sabha till 2012. The party has also won seven Rajya Sabha and eight Vidhan Parishad seats. Of the total 24 elections held during the last three years the BSP won 21.