Mayawati to address 'Brotherhood rally' in B'lore tomorrow

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Bangalore, Dec 22 (UNI) The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), after seized power in Uttar Pradesh with the successful experiment of social engineering formula, seeks to make inroads into Karnataka, with party supremo Mayawati addressing a rally here tomorrow.

The BSP, which had no elected representative in the dissolved Karnataka Assembly, was, however, making all-out efforts to expand its base in the State and wooing several leaders to join the party.

The BSP's efforts, if successful, would herald a new political alternative in Karnataka, which had seen either the Congress or the Janata Pariwar rule since independence.

As a first step towards strengthening its base, the party leaders have organised a 'Brotherhood Rally' in the Palace Grounds tomorrow.

Ms Mayawati's two-day visit to the city had generated more enthusiasm among the party's rank and file, which got a shot in the arm with the announcement of senior JD(S) dissident leader and former Karnataka Minister P G R Sindhia that he would join the BSP.

Mr Sindhia would officially join the BSP in the presence of Ms Mayawati tomorrow.

State BSP leaders were also making efforts to rope in several other leaders, including senior JD(S) leader and Rajya Sabha member M V Rajashekhara Murthy and former Minister M P Prakash.


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