Lucknow: Aiming at a repeat of its success in the recent Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections in which it secured a majority on its own, the BSP has now started preparations for the Lok Sabha polls.
The party, which is of the view that the next parliamentary election could be held sometime next year, has begun preparations much in advance, focusing on strengthening its base, both in the State and outside, party sources said.
The BSP feels that completing ground work well in advance will enable it to gain an advantage over its rivals, and it has hence started the exercise for the next Lok Sabha polls, sources said. They said the aim was to win maximum seats in the elections to help the BSP play a greater role in national politics. The party is also working hard at consolidating its base in states like Maharashtra, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan, where Assembly elections are round the corner, they said.
BSP president Mayawati recently visited Himachal and Gujarat. Her close confidante Satish Misra has been trying to repeat this trend in Rajasthan through ‘Brahmin sammelans’. Those who have been sounded include the majority of sitting MPs, leaders of other parties. PTI