Mayawati to address massive rally today

Last Updated: Tue, Oct 09, 2012 07:08 hrs

Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati on Tuesday will address a massive public rally in Lucknow.

The former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister is all set to kick off her party´s 2014 Lok Sabha election campaign with the rally.

Pertinently, the huge rally coincides with sixth death anniversary of BSP founder and Mayawati´s mentor Kanshiram.

Mayawati is expected to criticise the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government on its decision to allow Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in multi-brand retail and diesel price hike issue.

The party will announce its decision on supporting the UPA government on Wednesday after the meeting of the party´s national executive.

Mayawati last month said the party will meet on Oct 9 and 10 and the national executive will decide whether the party will continue giving outside support to the UPA government.

The UPA government on Sept 14 threw open doors to more foreign investment in India's retail, aviation and broadcast sectors, while also announcing disinvestment in four state-run industries in moves that were long seen as critical to revive flagging growth and confidence in Asia's third-biggest economy.

The reforms, the came just a day after the government also announced cut to its fuel subsidy bill by announcing hikes in diesel prices and a limit to the number of subsidised LPG cylinders sold to households.

The moves also resulted in the pullout of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee-led TMC from the UPA.

Later the government announced more reforms allowing FDI in insurance and pensions.

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