Lucknow: Even as the political fraternity watched the Bahujan Samaj Party's (BSP) national executive meet, party supremo Mayawati said no decision has been taken yet on whether or not to continue support to the UPA. Mayawati said that her party has left the final decision on her and she will soon take a decision.
Mayawati, however, continued to slam the UPA government, saying, "It is sad to see that the central government is engulfed in its own various problems and doing nothing for the weaker sections of the society." She added, "BSP supported the UPA government at the Centre from outside thinking that this government will not only weaken the communal forces but will also work for the upliftment of the weaker and backward sections of the society."
She also said that the BSP was ready for early Lok Sabha elections. She asked the BSP workers to be prepared for early elections. Attacking the UPA over corruption, Mayawati said, "The government has not taken any strong steps to control corruption. Corruption is very rampant."
Mayawati said that her party will protest against UPA's 'anti-people' policies. "We will start an agitation to force the government to take back its anti-people decisions," the BSP supremo said.
On Tuesday too, Mayawati claimed that her party was ready for early polls, but added that this would be a bad move. "Going by the present circumstances, it appears that Lok Sabha polls would be held early," she said.
But sources within the Congress have indicated to CNN-IBN that the BSP has already held back-channel talks with the government. Sources add that the government has realised that early polls do not suit the BSP and in this scenario, the party is unlikely to withdraw its outside support to the UPA.