Lucknow, 25 May (HS): Mayawati, the president of the Bahujan Samaj Party, urged party activists in Maharashtra to start preparing for the next Lok Sabha elections, saying the party should have become a force to be reckoned with in the state by now. Mayawati, who met with Maharashtra unit office bearers as part of a state-by-state assessment ahead of the Lok Sabha elections next year, emphasised the need of expanding the party's mass base, according to a BSP release. The Dalit politician bemoaned the fact that her party has yet to become a major force in the state that has been designated as the karambhoomi of Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar and Manyavar Kanshi Ram.
The Bahujan Samaj Party chief also stated that due to the state's simmering power struggle, the state may hold early elections, including simultaneous general and assembly elections. According to her, there is a climate of political instability in Maharashtra as a result of the ongoing fight for power, greed, and mutual hostility. All of this is having a negative impact on the welfare and development of the common people, which she finds extremely sad. According to the statement, the BSP head asked people to work tirelessly across Maharashtra's 48 Lok Sabha seats and 288 assembly constituencies.
Hindusthan Samachar/ Abhishek