Be ready for coalitions, Mayawati tells BSP

July 27th, 2008 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS  

A file-photo of Bahujan Samaj Party

Lucknow, July 27 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati Sunday told party MPs and ministers about the importance and usefulness of coalition governments, party sources said. Mayawati said the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) should be ready to accept a pre-poll alliance taking into account the fast changing scenario in national politics, the sources added.

The chief minister also called upon party activists to convince Muslims about the correctness of BSP’s stand over the India-US nuclear deal.

“We need to inform Muslims that by opposing the nuclear deal, we supported them and protected their rights,” a party leader said.

Mayawati also directed district coordinators of BSP to bring active members of their respective regions to the party’s national convention to be organised here Aug 9.

The BSP played a key role in the opposition’s attempts to vote out Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s Congress-led government in a trust vote over the nuclear deal. The government won the motion.

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