Mayawati to reveal BSP plan at Aug 9 convention (Lead)

July 24th, 2008 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS  

A file-photo of Bahujan Samaj Party

Lucknow, July 24 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati Thursday said the future political strategy of her Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), including its alliances with the Left and other parties, would be decided at a day-long convention here Aug 9. “The party will re-work its plan for the 2009 general elections and redefine relations with several other parties,” she told a press conference Thursday evening.

She, however, did not elaborate how she proposed to redefine these relations, and said she would disclose the strategy in the day-long convention Aug 9.

She once again accused the main opposition National Democratic Alliance of playing a dubious role in preventing the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government’s fall in the trust vote in parliament Tuesday.

Mayawati said, “Some way or the other, it appears that the NDA helped save the government which was sure to fall.”

She said the UPA had made a mockery of parliamentary democracy with “engineered” defections to win the trust vote over the India-US nuclear deal.

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