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Its 'Target Delhi' for Mayawati now
May 12, 2007 19:16 IST
Following the big win in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections, Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati on Sunday said she is eyeing the national scene and that it is now 'Target Delhi' for her party.
Mayawati focused on the need for the BSP to do well in the 2009 parliamentary elections while addressing the newly-elected party legislators at a meeting at the state party office. BSP has 21 MPs in the Lok Sabha.
Stressing that the next general elections were crucial for the party, she said an impressive showing would catapult the BSP on the national scene prominently.
The media was allowed very briefly at the meeting during which the procedure of her election as the BSP Legislature Party leader was completed.
BSP legislators, who attended the meeting, said that Behenji (as Mayawati is popularly called by the party workers) cautioned the MLAs against influencing transfers and postings.
She dwelt in detail on the success of her new social engineering equation and stressed the need to take along every section of the society.
The idea was to drive home the point that the BSP's new philosophy is to assimilate people of all castes and creed, said another party MLA, who requested anonymity.
The MLAs had also been directed not to talk to the media under any circumstances, party sources confided.