Mayawati sounds poll bugle: ‘Budget session could be UPA’s last session’
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Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati on Monday asked her partymen to be prepared for the Lok Sabha election, saying that the coming budget session of Parliament "may prove to be the last session of the UPA government" and the next Lok Sabha polls may be held "any time in 2013".
At a party meeting, she told the MPs to "take part in the proceedings of Parliament's budget session, with preparedness and caution on the issues of public welfare".
Targeting the Samajwadi Party government, she alleged that crimes like rape, kidnapping and communal riots have increased in Uttar Pradesh as compared to other states, and demanded that Governor B L Joshi recommend the imposition of President's rule.
She said the recent killing of a Dalit girl in Noida is one of the instances where police tried to hide the incident and even tried to cremate her in the night, but the state government was not acting against guilty officials. As President Pranab Mukherjee will be visiting Lucknow on Tuesday, she said the Governor should apprise him of these facts.
Mayawati said while the government was talking about providing more scholarships to OBC students, it had fixed the limit of income level for the creamy layer among OBCs at Rs 2 lakh per year.
A party statement said that Mayawati's birthday on January 15 will be celebrated as Jan Kalyankari Diwas (Public Welfare Day) in all districts of UP. A party coordinator said every district unit has been asked to organise one rally on Mayawati's birthday.
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