BSP works hard to put up good show in TN

BSP works hard to put up good show in TN

Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) in Tamil Nadu might not be strong enough to counter Dravidian majors, AIADMK and DMK, but Mayawati-led party is determined to make some headway in the state by splitting the Dalit votes.

The BSP, which wants to cash in on the votes of Dalit tribals, Dalit Christians, some of the Backward classes and even Muslims, has fielded candidates in more than 150 constituencies for the May 16 Assembly elections in the state. Dalit votes in Tamil Nadu constitutes about 20%.

The BSP cadre including senior functionaries have intensified their poll campaign across the state after the visit of party national president Mayawati on Monday.

“We want to put up a good show this time and therefore we have intensified our poll campaign,” BSP state president K Armstrong told DH on Tuesday. He said as per Mayawati’s instructions the party was facing the elections on its own. “Our victory is not immediate, but it will happen surely.”

The BSP supremo also pointed out that her outfit was the only party that had never announced a poll manifesto as her party did not believe in making hollow promises.  In an election rally here, Mayawati said justice was being denied to the people belonging to the SC, ST and OBC communities and accused the Bharatiya Janata Party and Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh of trying to do away with reservation in the country.

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