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Trust party cadre, says Mayawati

Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati on Saturday asked her supporters and workers to trust her party cadres, but not party leaders as she said some of them did not hesitate to hurt the interests of the party for selfish gains and often got sold out.

Ms. Mayawati's warning, at a meeting held here in preparation for the 2022 Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls, comes days after she sacked two senior party MLAs Ram Achal Rajbhar and Lalji Verma on charges of indiscipline. Members of the OBC community, the two leaders were some of the few remaining fragments of the BSP's old-guard still associated with the party in the post-Kanshiram era.

Following their expulsion, the leaders had hinted that a dispute with a BSP coordinator from Ambedkar Nagar district had led to a misunderstanding between them and the supremo.

Ms. Mayawati urged her "party people" to trust the BSP's cadre more than the leaders who despite uttering the names of B.R Ambedkar and Kanshiram give importance to their personal greed.

"...they don't hesitate from hurting the interests of the party and the movement and get sold out," Ms. Mayawati said at the meeting.

The four-time CM of UP, who has been losing strength in the State Assembly, also asked her party members to hold more cadre meetings and remind people of the work done by the party with the slogan of 'sarvajan hitai, sarvajan sukhai', or for the benefit and happiness of all.


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