BSP would support separate Telangana in Parliament: Mayawati

BSP would support separate Telangana in Parliament: Mayawati

Stressing that her party was for smaller states, she said even some other areas of big states, where weaker sections of the population live, should be considered for a separate statehood.

"People in Telangana are financially backward... As Dr Ambedkar had said, we are for smaller states. We would support Telangana state bill in the Parliament if it is introduced," Mayawati said at a meeting of BSP workers here.

The UPA government was misleading the people on this issue, she alleged.
She also promised to make a dalit person the Chief Minister of Telangana, if BSP were to come to power, adding that the party would contest all the Assembly seats in the next elections in Andhra Pradesh.

She also demanded that UPA government come out with a national policy on land acquisition.

She alleged that both Congress and BJP tried to malign her image by slapping false cases against her. Both the national parties were exaggerating small issues in Uttar Pradesh, she claimed.

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