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Maya to take final call on supporting UPA ‘at right time’

Says Lok Sabha polls likely in 2013.

Written by RAMENDRA SINGH | Lucknow |
October 11, 2012 5:45:03 am

Says Lok Sabha polls likely in 2013

Even as she continued her rhetoric against the alleged anti-people decisions of the Congress-led UPA government,BSP chief Mayawati on Wednesday left it to herself to take the final call on continuing outside support to the Central government at the “right time”.

At a meeting of the party’s national executive and parliamentary board held at the BSP state headquarters on Wednesday,where she was authorised to take the final decision,the former chief minister said that she will do it “soon” and after “adequate contemplation”.

Mayawati said that the UPA government was in a condition of “instability” and the next Lok Sabha elections may happen “before time”,adding that her party was “fully prepared” for the polls and will fetch “good results”. She said that her partymen will hold cadre camps and protests against the UPA’s anti-people policies. She said that her party had decided to support UPA to keep the “communal forces” at bay and for the development of Dalits,backwards and minorities,but the Central government has taken several anti-people decisions,hasn’t taken any strict initiative against corruption,and let the economy grow weaker.

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Party sources said Mayawati’s decision has less to do with the Supreme Court order — saying that the CBI was free to register a fresh case of disproportionate assets against her after getting the sanction from the government — and more to do with the current political situation in UP,where the party does not stand a chance of gaining much in the event of an early election. A senior party leader said that she will wait for the growth of anti-incumbency sentiment against Akhilesh Yadav’s government in UP and also watch the moves of other UPA supporters,including the Samajwadi Party,which has 22 Lok Sabha members. The BSP has 21.

According to a leader present at the meeting,Mayawati told party MPs and national executive members that the Lok Sabha elections are likely in 2013. She asked them to hold cadre camps to strengthen the organisation and stay cautious of the media which is against the BSP,added the leader.

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