Staff Reporter

Mayawati to address public meet in Hyderabad

To forge alliances with like-minded groups

To organise mass struggle in 100 constituencies

GUNTUR: The Bahujan Samaj Party is making all-out efforts to emerge as a powerful political outfit by 2009 elections by forging alliances with like-minded caste groups, BSP State president Nalla Surya Prakash has said.

After its successful alliance with Brahmins in Uttar Pradesh, the party was determined to replicate the formulae and forge alliances with like-minded groups, he told reporters here on Friday afternoon.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati will address a public meeting in Hyderabad sometime in November or December.

Apart from the four Brahmin federations, the BSP had been getting overtures from the dominant Kapu community.

“Some powerful Kapu leaders, disillusioned both with Congress and Telugu Desam Parties, had called on us recently.

The only thing that is stopping them from announcing their support openly is the Chiranjeevi factor,” he claimed.

The party is planning to expand its organisational base, following the call given by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati, by organising mass mobilisation camps, mass struggle in 100 Assembly constituencies by November, coinciding with the visit of party leader Mayawati, he said.

The party would organise the 134th birth anniversary celebrations of Chatrapati Sahumaharaj, a great Dalit leader from Maharashtra at Wolf Hall Ground here on July 26, he said.

Party national secretary Mahesh Arya and Member of Parliament Balihari would attend the meeting, he added.

Delegates from all nine coastal Andhra Districts would attend the meeting at Guntur in addition to Nalgonda and Khammam.