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LS, assembly polls in Rajasthan might be held together, claims

Press Trust of India  |  Jaipur 

chief today claimed that and assembly elections in might be held together and asked party workers to start reaching out to people.

The former chief minister made the claim while addressing workers at a meeting here. The elections are due in 2019 and the Assembly polls are slated next year.

The general elections and assembly elections in are likely to take place together, and workers should make efforts to associate people from the SC/ST, OBC and minority communities with the BSP, she said.

"It is likely that the elections might happen before time. In Rajasthan, both the Lok Sabha and assembly elections may take place together," said.

Dubbing the the as "& Company", she alleged that the was misusing agencies such as the Department, the ED and the to target and weaken the opposition, particularly the

"During the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, the had made several promises, but it has failed to fulfil even one-fourth of these in the last three years. The is working to weaken the opposition and democracy in the country," said.

She alleged that demonetisation and the GST were implemented without any preparations and claimed that it had created resentment among people.

"Farmers, businessmen, labourers as well as Dalits, Muslims, and people from other religious minorities and OBC were unhappy with the Though atrocities are taking place against Dalits and no FIR is registered in Rajasthan," she said.

The BSP chief also alleged that the government was working to weaken statutory agencies and the media in the country for political purposes.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, December 01 2017. 21:06 IST