Mayawati to address maha rally in Delhi tomorrow

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New Delhi, Feb 23 (UNI) With an eye on the coming Lok Sabha and state assemblies' elections, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati would be pitching in the national capital here tomorrow as part of her ongoing countrywide campaign to expand her political base.

After her landslide victory in Uttar Pradesh in the last state Assembly election, the Chief Minister minces no word in expressing her desire to step up to the national seat of power.

She will address the 'Sarvajan Bhaichara Bano Maha rally', where the Congress, the party in power both at the Centre and in the national capital, is likely to be the main target of her attack.

The event is part of the series in which she has addressed many such rallies in different states all over the country in a bid to break out from the confines of 'Bahujan' (Majority) and become the leader of 'sarvajan'(All).

The strategy to bring in the 'sarvajan' in her partyfold paid her dividends in the last Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh with a sizeable chunk of the high caste votes going in her favour, mainly because she fielded a large number of candidates from these castes on her party tickets.

The move has acquired the epithet of ''social engineering''.

Tomorrow's rally is believed to be another attempt in the same direction.

Besides the Congress, Ms Mayawati is also likley to criticise BJP as it is the most strong competitor for power in the next Lok Sabha elections.

She had recently threatened the UPA government to withdraw her support but after meeting Prime Minister Manmohan Singh she changed her approach as some of her demands were considered by Dr Singh.

However, with the Congress leaders in Uttar Pradesh maintaining the tempo of their attack on the BSP, Ms Mayawati is unlikely to be any softer towards the party.


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