BJP to amend Constitution if comes to power at the Centre:Mayavathi

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Chitradurga, Karantaka, May 12 (UNI) If Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) comes to power at the Centre the Constitution will be suitably amended to extend the benefit of reservation to poor among the upper caste, BSP Supremo and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayavathi said today.

Addressing a moderately attended election campaign at Chitradurga here, Ms Mayavathi charged the UPA government at the center of ignoring her repeated plea to accommodate poor among the upper caste under Reservation.

Charging that all other political parties have indulged on smear campaign against BSP that it is against people of upper caste, she said that the status of those belonging to Scheduled caste, scheduled tribe, other backward and poorer section of upper caste remain unchanged even after 60 years of country achieving independence.

She alleged that the successive governments which came to power both at the center and states have only protected the interests of affluent sections of the society and industrialists after securing votes of common men. The purchasing power of men at street did not improved in proportion with the skyrocket inflation and rising prices of essential commodities, she added.

Ms Mayavathi also accused the UPA of ignoring her appeal to include both Dalit Christians and Minorities under constitutional reservation. " BSP which is emerging as true national party would extend reservation to them if comes to power at the center," she added.

BSP, Rajyasabha member Veer Singh, National General Secretary P G R Sindhia, State President M Muniyappa also addressed the meeting.

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