Maya's rally will be a show of strength

BSP supremo Mayawati may be out of limelight for a while, but the former Uttar Pradesh chief minister is toiling hard to prove that she is not out.

BSP supremo and former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mayawati may not have joined Thursday's `Bharat Bandh' sponsored by the Samajwadi Party (SP), the BJP, the Left and the traders' organizations and may also have assured the UPA of her outside support yet she is all set to take her opposition to what she termed `anti-people' policies of the centre to the people, especially the dalits, her core vote bank.

Mayawati, who will be holding a rally at the sprawling Ramabai Ambedkar Park in the State capital on October 9, is going all out to turn it into a show of strength.

Though the BSP leader has declared that she will decide on continuing her party's outside support to the UPA government at the rally or the next day, party leaders here say she would reiterate her support with some strings attached.

The BSP supremo also wants to send the message that she was prepared for a mid-term poll. Senior BSP leaders have been entrusted with the responsibility of mobilising the crowd for the rally.

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