Mayawati launches BSP campaign in OrissaMarch 24th, 2009 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, March 24 (IANS) Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) president and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati kicked off her party’s election campaign in Orissa Tuesday amid a gathering of thousands.
Addressing a public meeting at Sambalpur town, some 317 km from here, the BSP leader accused the Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of ignoring the plight of the poor and downtrodden.
“These parties spend huge money in their campaign and the funds come to them from the rich and the capitalists,” the prime ministerial aspirant said.
Describing the BSP as the only party that takes care of all sections of people, she said it has grown with the funds garnered by its workers and common people.
Orissa will go to the polls in two phases - April 16 and April 23 - to elect 147 members to the state assembly and 21 members to the Lok Sabha.
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