No alliance in Gujarat, HP or LS polls: Mayawati

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Chandigarh, Oct 27: Ruling out any alliance with other parties, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati today said her party would try to implement the UP formula of social engineering across the country to capture power in other states and the Centre.Talking to reporters at a Meet-the-Press programme at Chandigarh Press Club, Ms Mayawati said her party would not make any alliance with other parties in the assembly elections in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh or at the Centre if the mid-term Lok Sabha polls were held.

The BSP would instead try to implement the UP formula of social engineering in other states and the Centre and go it alone in the polls, she added.

She said the BSP would like to field candidates in all seats in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh.

To a question on her Prime Ministerial ambitions, she said: ''If my well wishers want it, I will not disappoint them.'' Asked as to when she would be able to achieve this goal, she said it would depend on the preparations of the party. ''We will make a government at the Centre as soon as the party gets prepared for it.''

Asked which party was the number one enemy of the BSP, Ms Mayawati said the Congress, the BJP and other parties had done nothing in the interest of the people of the country. ''We consider them all our enemies.'' Regarding her party's stand on the Indo-US nuclear deal, she said: ''We will make our stand clear in the Parliament.'' The BSP supremo said if her party came to power at the Centre, it would bring about an amendment in the Constitution to provide reservation to the economically backward people belonging to religious minorities as well as upper castes.

She said after becoming UP Chief Minister, she had written a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh urging him to bring about such an amendment but he had not done anything in this regard.

''BSP does what it says. We will bring about the amendment whenever it came to power at the Centre,'' she added.

Ms Mayawati said she had also urged the PM to ensure reservation in private sector but he said it was difficult.

However, the BSP government had decided to implement reservation in the private sector for 10 per cent SC/ST, ten per cent for Backward classes and religious minorities and ten per cent for poor people in upper caste in the state, she added.

To a question, she said the BSP government would also encourage privatisation in the state but would not take any hasty decision about allowing multi-national companies to invest in the state.

She reiterated her party's demand for 50 per cent reservation for women in the state assemblies and Parliament.


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