Lucknow: Facing opposition's flak for wearing a huge currency garland at a BSP rally, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati on Wednesday accused her political rivals of conspiring to turn the event into a damp squib and announced a phased agitation from March 27 to expose them.
"Party leaders and workers should stage massive demonstrations at district headquarters on March 25 to give a befitting reply to the opposition parties, which left no stone unturned to make BSP's rally a flop show," Mayawati told party leaders, MLAs, MPs and ministers at a meeting here.
Charging her political adversaries with hatching several conspiracies to foil the 'historic' rally, she said, "The opposition filed not one, but two PILs in the High Court, owing to which confusion and doubts over organisation of maharally existed till the end and the party workers became confused."
"They also stretched this (garland) issue unnecessarily through the media, so that people were misled and did not come to the rally. This issue was also raised inside Parliament," she added.
The BSP supremo also directed them to launch countrywide campaign from April 14, the birth anniversary of Bhimrao Ambedkar to expose the 'shortcomings' in the Women's Reservation Bill.
"From May 22, when the UPA government completes one year, demonstrations would be held at one assembly segment in each district against Women Reservation Bill and price rise due to its wrong economic policies," she said.