The huge rally convened at the Ramabai Ambedkar Maidan was clearly aimed as a show of her might in the country's most populous state, where she rode to power on her own two and a half years ago. The rally also marked the 76th birth anniversary of her political mentor and BSP founder Kanshi Ram.
Image: Mayawati is seen with the multi-crore garland that she is said to have received at the party's anniversary rally in Lucknow on March 15, 2010. The garland is reportedly made out of hundreds of Rs 1000 notes.
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