Mayawati to address rally in B'lore today

Last Updated 10 February 2013, 05:11 IST

 Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) president Mayawati arrived in Bangalore to address her party’s south Indian conference on Sunday afternoon.

She landed at the HAL airport and later stayed at a seven star hotel near the airport itself. She was closeted with office bearers of the party from various southern states for some time.

According to State BSP president Marasandra Muniyappa, the BSP would discuss how the political parties are trying to scuttle passage of a bill which aims to provide reservation in promotion for backward classes. While upper castes do not oppose reservation policy as such, they are against the beneficiaries of reservation.

People belonging to backward classes get promotion only up to certain level in service, he alleged.

Mayawati would also explain as to how the UPA government has failed to contain price rise of essentials including fuel and giving protection to women.

The rally, to be held at the Palace Grounds, will be attended by scores of people who are supporting the BSP from across the State.

And, office bearers of the party from Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Puducherry, Kerala and Karnataka are going to hold talks with her. The meeting would also discuss preparations to be made to face the coming Assembly elections, he said.

Mayawati is scheduled to leave Bangalore in the afternoon for Uttar Pradesh soon after the public rally.

(Published 09 February 2013, 17:51 IST)

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