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BSP banks on rivals’ infighting

In an attempt to make inroads into the state via social engineering in this elections,the Mayawati-led BSP is banking on infighting within the leading political parties.

Written by Express News Service | Pune |
April 22, 2009 1:19:54 am

In an attempt to make inroads into the state via social engineering in this elections,the Mayawati-led BSP is banking on infighting within the leading political parties.

“Both the leading political parties are marred with differences and that would benefit me in the Lok Sabha polls,” builder-turned-politician and BSP candidate D S Kulkarni told reporters before ending his election campaign by 5 pm on Tuesday. The polling for the Pune Lok Sabha seat will be held on Thursday.

There is a lot of resentment within the local unit of Congress over the party’s ticket to sitting MP Suresh Kalmadi. Also,alliance partners Congress and the NCP are at loggerheads in the Pune Municipal Corporation which will benefit the BSP,he said.

Similarly,the factionalism in the local unit of BJP and the drifting of Shiv Sena votes towards Raj Thackeray-led Maharashtra Navnirman Sena will reduce the votes of the BJP candidate,Kulkarni said adding that he will gain from the situation.

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Reacting to Kalmadi’s statement that the BSP candidate should ensure that the deposit is not lost,he said that the voters will decide who will lose the deposit.

Kulkarni said that these elections will change the politics of the city.

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