UP polls: Mayawati rubbishes surveys showing BSP faring badly
Published: Friday, Feb 17, 2012, 21:22 IST
Place: Kanpur | Agency: PTI
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati today rubbished media surveys
that projected BSP to be in bad position in the Assembly polls and
reminded voters that her party had got majority in 2007 despite
"I want to tell the people that the surveys being shown on TV channels
and in the media are showing BSP winning only a few seats. They should
not be misled by these as in the 2007 polls too, BSP was not shown in
surveys, yet we formed government with absolute majority," the BSP
At an election rally here, she said, "We will prove all such claims by
the media as wrong this time as well and achieve absolute majority,"
"When the Election Commission ordered draping of statues of elephants
in the state, the media kept showing it for 15 days thinking that we
will get negative publicity. Instead, we got very good publicity free
of cost," she said.
More than anything else, this has helped in the party's symbol being
recognised all over the country, she said.
Referring to Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's remark that he had a lot
of respect for Kanshi Ram, she posed, "Where did all this go when he
died and the central government did not even declare a holiday. Our
community will never forgive the Centre for this."
She said that in spite of "limited resources" from the Centre, her
government had helped the Dalit, backward and very backward sections
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