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This is our ideology's victory, says Mayawati

Chief Minister in waiting, Mayawati saya that landslide victory of the BSP in the Vidhan Sabha election is victory of her party's ideology, reports RK Singh.
None | By Rajesh Kumar Singh, Lucknow
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2007 03:47 PM IST

Chief Minister in waiting, Mayawati on Friday said that the landslide victory of the BSP in the Vidhan Sabha election is victory of her party's ideology.

Talking to the mediapersons at Bahujan Samaj Prerna Kendra in Lucknow, Mayawati termed the three-and-half-year rule of the Samajwadi Party as 'jungle raj'. The rule of modern day 'Kansha' had come to an end, the reign of terror spread by goondas and mafias had ended, now there would be rule of law in Uttar Pradesh, she said.

When asked what action would be taken against Mulayam Singh Yadav and Amar Singh, she said the people had already punished them. “But an inquiry will be ordered into all the illegal works and orders passed during the Maulayam rule and the culprits will be punished,” she added.

“After a gap of 14 years a party is going to form government in Uttar Pradesh on its own strength. I wish to assure the people that my government would fulfill the promises it had made,” she said.

“I would ensure that there is anyaya mukta (injustice free), apradh mukta (crime free), bhaya mukta (terror free), vikas yukta (development oriented) administration in Uttar Pradesh,” she said.

Mayawati said election results clearly indicated that every section of the society had extended support to the BSP in this crucial election.

“Rising above caste and community lines, the people voted for the BSP in this election. Apart from my party policies, the style of my working also impressed the masses. That's why the BSP secured a majority in the election,” she said.

“The saints and gurus born in Bahujan Samaj including Jyotiba Phule, Chatrapati Shahuji Maharaj, Narayan Guru, Periyar, Baba Saheb Ambedkar and Kanshi Ram launched movement against inequality prevailing in the society and against manuvadi system prevailing since years. Their aim was to form a society based on equality. Results of the election clearly show that the people have faith in democratic system and egalitarian society,” she said.

Talking about her election strategy, Mayawati said she had given responsibility to the senior leaders of the party to establish a bond between the bahujan samaj and others castes. National general secretary SC Mishra was given the task to bring the upper castes, particularly Brahmins, to the BSP fold. “I prepared the guidelines and prepared Mishra for this important mission. Today the result is before everyone,” she added.

“Another national general secretary Naseemuddin Siddiqui was assigned the task to associate the Muslim community with the BSP. Rival political leaders were of the view that the Muslims would not support the BSP. But they did. Another leader Babu Singh Kushwaha remained in the office and provided important feedback about my campaign and public meetings,” she said.

Expressing gratitude to the Election Commission for holding free and fair poll, Mayawati said the faith of the people on democratic institutions would definitely increase. There was enormous pressure on the government officials but they too performed their duties impartially.

She had a suggestion for media too. After the declaration of the results, it was time for media to do introspection. Media had to play an important role in the democratic system and it should play positive role in the society, she said.

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