More politics than glamour expected at Maya's birthday tomorrow

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New Delhi, Jan 14 (UNI) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati, who has decided to divide her 52nd birthday celebrations between Lucknow and Delhi tomorrow, is expected to use the occasion for making some significant political statements from the national capital.

Her party sources, said ''this time it will be simple event'' and described the press conference to be addressed by her here tomorrow as the only and the ''main function'' connected with the birthday.

It is at the press meet that she will cut the cake and then release her autobiography 'Mere Sangharshmai Jeevan Ka Safarnama'( The Story of My Struggle).

Just a week ago Ms Mayawati had held a news conference here at which she openly accused the Congress of trying to eliminate her, making it clear that the relations between the two parties had touched a new low.

She had said that she would take a decision on withdrawal of support to the Congress-led UPA Government at the Centre after her birthday was over.

Ms Mayawati will not be going to her party headquarter here at all, while last year she had celebrated her birthday at the party office with great fanfare. However, she did not interact with newspersons.

Her presence in the capital comes in the backdrop of the political activities regarding Uttar Pradesh hotting up during the last one week.

Two days back BSP's main rival and opposition Samajwadi Party had held a press conference here and demanded that the Centre warn the Mayawati Government for the high handed manner in which she was ruling the state.

The SP will soon be sending its high-level team to the state to probe into the atrocities on its workers and the police firing in which a student was killed in Etawah during the agitation against manhandling of party vice chief Shivpal Singh Yadav and its youth wing chief Akhilesh Yadav, who are the brother and son of party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav respectively.

''After its return the team will meet the Prime Minister and the President separately to apprise them of their assessment of the situation in the state and appeal for dismissal of the Mayawati government accordingly.

The week past also saw a delagation of the Uttar Pradesh Congress Commitee meeting the Prime Minister to urge for creation of a separate state of Bundelkhand, accusing the Mayawati government of neglecting the region. The Congress demand came a day after Ms Mayawati blasted the Centre for not conceding to her demand for special economic package for the region.

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