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Massive preparations for Mayawati's birthday

Press Trust of India  |  Lucknow 

Massive preparations are underway to celebrate Mayawati's 63rd birthday in the state capital on Tuesday.

Party sources said the will hold a press conference and release the 14th volume of her book 'A Travelogue of My Struggle Ridden Life and movement" on the occasion.

is scheduled to leave for in the later half of the day to spend time with her family, they said.

The workers have started preparations for the event, with big hoardings and banners in blue (party colour) featuring the BSP coming up at various places in the state capital, especially around the party headquarters and Mayawati's house here.

is expected to highlight her party's views on the raging political situation and elaborate upon the recently announced alliance with the for the upcoming polls at Tuesday's presser.

Ever since her visit to last week, the BSP has been busy holding meetings with party workers and leaders to take stock of ground realities and the party's preparation for the coming elections.

"Behenji (as is called) has directed party workers to strengthen their presence across all booths and ensure that people from all castes and social strata are connected with the party. She also took a feedback on the work done in her absence," a said.

She has also asked the party cadres to be wary of the designs of the ruling BJP to harm the interests of the SP-BSP alliance.

Though no formal invitation to other party leaders has been extended, party sources said BSP's coalition partners from other states may arrive in the national capital to wish Mayawati.

The visit by to the state capital to meet the BSP on Sunday can be viewed in this light, the said.

"Behenji usually spends her birthday with party workers and supporters who celebrate the day as 'jan kalyankari diwas' by extending a hand of support to the needy and

downtrodden," he added.

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First Published: Mon, January 14 2019. 13:40 IST