Friday, June 11, 2010

[ZESTCaste] Mayawati dissolves all BSP district, city units

Mayawati dissolves all BSP district, city units

2010-06-10 21:30:00
Last Updated: 2010-06-11 00:43:58

Lucknow: In a sudden move, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and Bahujan
Samaj Party (BSP) president Mayawati on Thursday dissolved all
district and city units of the party, including the 'bhaichara
samitis' (social harmony committees) meant to promote her 'social

While senior party leaders were tight-lipped on the issue, insiders
claimed that the move was a part of the exercise to revamp the party
and prepare it for the 2012 state assembly elections from now itself.

Having announced earlier this week to keep her party out of all
bye-elections in order to keep her partymen focused on the next
assembly polls, Mayawati again told her supporters: 'Your goal should
now be 2012.'

Addressing a marathon meeting of party MPs, legislators and other
important functionaries, including district coordinators, here, she
sought to impress on them that a complete revamp of the state BSP was

Opposition attacks Mayawati move on local bodies polls

'This move is aimed at reinforcing the party right down to the
grassroots level,' she said.

The bhaichara samitis, formed before the 2007 state assembly polls,
were believed to have accomplished their purpose of wooing a section
of the upper castes into the ambit of the otherwise essentially
Dalit-oriented BSP.

Mayawati also announced suspension of district level demonstrations to
mark the BSP's protest against what she termed the 'step-motherly'
treatment by the central government, as also against the
'unprecedented price rise'.

'The demonstrations will remain suspended until Sep 1,' she said,
indicating that the re-organisation of the district-level units would
be completed by then.

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