BSP to hold Dalit convention in Lucknow

October 16th, 2008 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS  

Bahujan Samaj PartyLucknow, Oct 16 (IANS) After showering sops on Muslims at a national convention organised here Monday, the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) will now organise a meet here for Other Backward Classes (OBCs) and Dalits ahead of the Lok Sabha elections.According to BSP officials, Chief Minister Mayawati will hold the convention for Dalits and OBCs Oct 18 in the state capital.

“The chief minister is likely to announce several schemes for the upliftment of Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and OBC community members during the convention,” a BSP official told IANS.

“Such conventions intend to unite people of different communities,” BSP state president Swami Prasad Maurya told IANS.

In the national Muslim convention, Mayawati announced various schemes for Muslims, including setting up of an Arabic-Persian University, schools in Muslim dominated areas, employment schemes and other welfare projects for the minority community members.

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