KERALA

“BSP does not belong to any caste or community”

Staff Reporter

KOTTAYAM: Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leader and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati on Tuesday called upon the party’s Kerala unit to draw up plans to mobilise the support of the poor among the forward communities in preparation for the Lok Sabha elections. She was addressing a brotherhood rally here, wrapping up her three-day tour of the southern States to galvanise support for the party. She said the economically backward among all sections of society had been let down by the Congress, the Bharatiya Janata Party and their allies at the Centre and States.

Resentment against this betrayal was simmering among the poor and the middle class, and the party had to mobilise their support. Ms. Mayawati said the BSP did not belong to any caste or community.

The philosophy of the party, as envisaged by its founder Kanshi Ram, provided for the wellbeing of all sections of society.

She said the party was elected to power for the fourth time in Uttar Pradesh and had successfully attended to the needs of all sections of society.

“However, our primary concern will be to serve the interests of those denied their legitimate rights by the governments which preceded us,” Ms. Mayawati said.

Ms. Mayawati, who arrived from Kochi in the afternoon, was received at the helipad by District Collector P. Venugopal.

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