BJP, Cong pro-capitalist: Mayawati

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Bhilai, Chhattisgarh, Nov 9 (UNI) Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) president and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati today accused the successive Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party regimes at the Centre of working for the interests of capitalists instead of the poor.

''Even 60 years after independence, the condition of the poor, tribals, dalits, Backward Classes and upper castes did not improve.

Both the parties took donations from capitalists during hustings.

After coming to power, they drafted economic, industrial and other policies keeping capitalists in mind,'' she said here, while addressing a rally in poll-bound Chhattisgarh.

Alleging that naxalism took roots in states such as Chhattisgarh as nothing was done for development of tribal areas, Ms Mayawati slammed the Centre for rising prices and unemployment.

''The Centre is careless about terrorism. After the BSP comes to power in more states and the Centre, pro-capitalist policies will be replaced by pro-poor ones,'' she promised.

Speaking on the occasion, BSP state president Dauram Ratnakar said the party was contesting all 90 seats and would play a key role in government formation.


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