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Maya to take on NDA with party workers’ conferences

Mayawati, who directed the party leaders to highlight the ‘anti-people policies of the NDA government, said at a party meeting in New Delhi on Sunday: “Dalits, minorities, farmers, traders and labourers are harassed by the BJP governments at the Centre and the state.”

lucknow Updated: Jul 24, 2017 16:38 IST
Rajesh Kumar Singh
Rajesh Kumar Singh
Hindustan Times, Lucknow
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The party plans to hold meetings on the 18th of every month as Mayawati resigned from Rajya Sabha on July 18.

Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati, who resigned from the Rajya Sabha for “not being allowed to speak on Dalit atrocities”, will address party workers at divisional conferences from September 18 onwards to rally the scheduled castes, her core vote bank, around her party which has been suffering electoral reverses since 2012.

Mayawati, who directed the party leaders to highlight the ‘anti-people policies of the NDA government, said at a party meeting in New Delhi on Sunday: “Dalits, minorities, farmers, traders and labourers are harassed by the BJP governments at the Centre and the state.”

The party plans to hold meetings on the 18th of every month as Mayawati resigned from Rajya Sabha on July 18. Mayawati will attend these meetings to remind people about “her sacrifice”.

Later, the BSP will organise workers’ conferences in the assembly constituencies. These conferences at the divisional level and in assembly segments are likely to continue till next year. The BSP will also organise demonstrations on public issues in UP and other states.

“ To safeguard the rights of the Dalits and poor I resigned from the Rajya Sabha on July 18. Now I have decided to launch a countrywide agitation against the NDA,” she said at the meeting where party leaders from UP and other states were called.

A senior BSP leader said, “Behanji (Mayawati) will gear up the party for the Lok Sabha election by organising workers’ conference across the state. The BSP has decided to change its strategy to take on the NDA. Earlier ‘behanji’ used to address big rallies in which supporters of over a dozen assembly constituencies were mobilized. Now, she plans to take the fight to the division and assembly segments.”

Mayawati will also launch her party’s election campaign in Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh where assembly polls will be held at the end of the year and early next year.

First Published: Jul 24, 2017 16:38 IST