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Mayawati keen to expand BSP base in South India

Bangalore, Feb. 10 (ANI): Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) president Mayawati on Sunday addressed a rally at Palace Ground here and appealed to party workers and supporters to expand its mass base in southern states.

Accusing regional parties, the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of ignoring people from Scheduled Castes (SCs), Scheduled Tribes (SCs), Other Backward Classes (OBCs) and religious minorities, Mayawati asked party workers to unite and engage these people under the BSP banner.

Mayawati also accused the UPA Government of failing to contain the problems of people belonging to the lower caste and minority communities.

She urged the people to support and elect the BSP in upcoming general elections and state assembly elections.

She said that her party should aim to establish itself in Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry. She highlighted the need for removing the Congress at the Centre and the BJP in Karnataka, for their anti-poor and anti-Dalit policies.

BSP office bearers in Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Puducherry, Kerala and Karnataka were also present at the rally. (ANI)