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Mayawati warns supporters of 'scheming ways' of rival parties

Press Trust of India  |  Lucknow 

supremo today said her party will form the next government in Uttar Pradesh, even as she warned her supporters of the rival parties, which she claimed could "go to any extent to mislead the people".

"With the support of the 'sarv samaj' (public), is sure of forming the next government but as BJP, SP and are very good at instigating people with the help of their capitalist friends, there is a need to remain vigilant till the completion of the process," she told a meeting of her party office-bearers here.

Assembly polls are due in the state early next year.

The chief, who took stock of poll preparations and the party's ongoing efforts to connect with the people, alleged that "newspapers and TV channels owned by capitalists are working to create an atmosphere favourable to BJP, SP and through poll surveys as these parties suit them more".

Criticising the ruling in Uttar Pradesh, claimed that it was taking credit for the schemes initiated by her government by "renaming them" and claiming them to be their own projects.

She also blamed the police and administration under the SP government for "mismanagement" which led to the stampede during her 'Maha Rally' in Lucknow on Sunday, claiming two lives.

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First Published: Thu, October 13 2016. 21:22 IST