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BSP to decide today on continuing support to UPA: Mayawati

Source : PTI
Last Updated: Wed, Oct 10, 2012 02:16 hrs
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Attacking the UPA government on several fronts, BSP supremo Mayawati on Tuesday said her party will take a call on Wednesday on whether to continue its outside support to the Centre.

“We will have a meeting of national executive tomorrow (Oct 10) to reconsider whether to continue support to the UPA government or not,” she said addressing BSP workers at a ’sankalp maharally’ here to mark the sixth death anniversary of party founder Kanshi Ram.

Mayawati, whose party has 21 MPs in Lok Sabha and is giving outside support to the government along with Samajwadi Party’s 22 MPs, said the next Parliamentary polls slated to be held in 2014, may be advanced and asked her cadres to be ready for it.



“It looks as if Lok Sabha polls could be held earlier,” she said at the well-attended rally, her first major public event after her party lost badly to Samajwadi Party in the UP Assembly polls.

She attacked the government’s foreign and economic policies, saying its “anti—people” decisions have added to the woes of the people including the deprived, Dalits, minorities and farmers.

On the issue of FDI in multi-brand retail, Mayawati left the door open on her party backing it.

“If the financial situation of farmers and small traders improves because of FDI, we could welcome it in future but currently we do not support it,” the BSP chief said.

Keywords: Mayawati, BSP, Bahujan Samaj Party, UPA government, 2014 elections, fdi in retail, UP Assembly polls

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