Free Press Journal



New Delhi : Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati began a meeting with the senior party leaders and coordinators at the party’s headquarters at Rakabganj Road here on Saturday to finalise the strategy for the party’s alliances.

The first session was devoted to the upcoming Assembly elections in the three states of Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh to firm up the deal with the Congress on the alliances. “We are discussing the number of seats and which seats the BSP should contest,” said the party’s senior leader Satish Misra.

He said the most crucial will be the second session in which the party leaders will assess the BSP’s strength in various states and discuss how far the party can go in the formation of the grand alliance to oust the BJP from the Centre. He said the party has already reached an understanding with the Samajwadi Party in Uttar Pradesh and so discussions on Saturday will focus on roping in the Congress as well in the state.

Misra said the meeting will also decide the strategy to hoist Mayawati as

the leader of the grand alliance in the Lok Sabha elections or in the special circumstances discuss who can be projected as the claimant for the prime minister’s post, other than Rahul Gandhi.