BSP to emerge as a force to reckon with in Uttarakhand: Mayawati


BSP can emerge as a force to reckon with in Uttarakhand as people there are fed up of “infighting and groupism” in BJP and Congress, party supremo Mayawati said on Saturday.

“The people of Uttarakhand are unhappy over infighting and groupism in BJP and Congress as well as their casteist politics. BSP can take advantage of this situation in the coming elections as people believe that a government of ‘sarvjan hitai sarvjan sukhay’ can be formed,” she said.

The BSP chief was addressing a meeting of senior party functionaries in Lucknow from poll-bound Uttarakhand.

She said the successive governments led by BJP and Congress in the hill state not only “looted its resources but also failed to live up to the expectations of the people”.

 “Proper attention was not paid to the welfare of poor, deprived and Dalits,” she charged.

Stressing that there were great opportunities for the BSP in Uttarakhand as has been proved in the recent local bodies elections, Mayawati asked partymen to work hard to strengthen the party there.

The Dalit leader also discussed the prevailing political and electoral scenario in the Congress-ruled state and issued necessary directives for the future party programmes.

(With inputs from PTI)