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BSP to emerge as a force to reckon with in U'khnd: Mayawati

Press Trust of India  |  Lucknow 

can emerge as a force to reckon with in as people there are fed up of "infighting and groupism" in and Congress, party supremo said today.

"The people of are unhappy over infighting and groupism in and as well as their casteist politics. can take advantage of this situation in the coming elections as people believe that a government of 'sarvjan hitai sarvjan sukhay' can be formed," she said.

The chief was addressing a meeting of senior party functionaries here from poll-bound

She said the successive governments led by and in the hill state not only "looted its resources but also failed to live up to the expectations of the people".

"Proper attention was not paid to the welfare of poor, deprived and Dalits," she charged.

Stressing that there were great opportunities for the BSP in Uttarakhand as has been proved in the recent local bodies elections, asked partymen to work hard to strengthen the party there.

The Dalit leader also discussed the prevailing political and electoral scenario in the Congress-ruled state and issued necessary directives for the future party programmes.

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First Published: Sat, October 15 2016. 15:48 IST