Campaigning over, an upbeat Maya waits
Ever since election campaign came to an end, BSP chief Mayawati is spending most of her time reading,writing and coordinating with party leaders collecting feedback on the just-concluded polls.
She has stayed put at her residence, 13 Mall Avenue, ever since polling got over Monday. There is little activity at her residence or the BSP state headquarters opposite it.
Sources say she has been talking to party leaders and coordinators over phone, taking feedback about the elections and the possible pluses and minuses for the candidates in constituencies.She has met most of the party’s senior leaders at her residence since the completion of elections and is said to be upbeat about the results.
“After the campaign got over, she is now devoting time to reading and writing. She has been reading books related to Dalit movement. She is also writing the next edition of her book,”A Travelogue of My Struggle-Ridden Life and BSP Movement,” a well placed source said.
Exit polls have indicated dismal performance, with a few claiming the party will be limited to a single digit tally.
Mayawati has never attached much importance to them.”She believes election results will be opposite to what Exit polls predict. BSP will perform better,” a party leader who met her recently said.
Although, she held frequent press conferences during her election campaign, Mayawati has not made any comments on Exit Polls so far.
During elections, she claimed her party will emerge as the balance of power at the Centre and no party will be able form the government without its support. However, party sources said there is no attempt to reach out to any party so far and any such move will be initiated only after the results are out and if a favourable situation arises.
In 2009, the BSP had won 21 seats, which included 20 from UP and one from Madhya Pradesh.