LS poll likely to be multi-cornered, BSP to play an important role: Mayawati

Lucknow, Nov 30 (Agency) Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati on Thursday said that due to the anti-people policies and functioning of the central and the Uttar Pradesh governments there were full chances of a multi-cornered contest in the Lok Sabha election In which the party’s role was going to be important.During a meeting to review the party’s preparations in UP and Uttarakhand, she said that due to the narrow, casteist and anti-people policies and functioning of the central and the various state governments including UP, the political situation is changing rapidly and in such a situation, any party is not going to have an upper hand. Mayawati said that in such a situation the Lok Sabha poll has a strong possibility of proving to be interesting, conflict-filled and in the interest of the wider public and the country, in which the role of BSP will be important. The BSP supremo said that good results can be achieved by working honestly and sincerely as per the guidelines given to the party from time to time.

“If this happens, Baba Saheb Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar’s movement will get strengthened not only in the state but in the entire country and among all the poor, deprived, exploited and oppressed, especially the Dalits, tribals and others who have been victims of casteism for centuries,” she said. She said that along with the backward classes, crores of people from the religious minorities, especially the Muslim community, will get freedom from oppression, hatred, discrimination and government treatment like second class citizens.Mayawati said that for this, it is necessary to give solid democratic strength to our Bahujan unity and solidarity and desire to get the master key to power by countering all kinds of tactics of opposition parties and their governments. “This will happen, which is not a difficult task for ‘Bahujan Samaj’, because they have shown this to the country many times, especially in UP,” the former CM said.