THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The small parties in the country should join hands to stop the unregulated exploitation of the marginalised by the two major national parties, said BSP chief Mayawati. Addressing party workers here at an election campaign of party candidates in the state on Thursday, she said these two parties have been using their election manifestos to entice the people into their nets and mercilessly hoodwink them without doing anything for their welfare during their stints.
The CBI, Income Tax Department, enforcement agencies and opinions polls and surveys ahead of the critical elections were the tools of these grand old parties to settle political scores and ensure their victories. They have done nothing to uplift the weaker sections of peoples like Scheduled Castes/Tribes, minorities like Muslims and converted Christians.
Instead of providing jobs to the marginalised or ensuring their participation in the government services through reservation, the governments at the Centre have been contesting with each other by privatising the key sectors which exploit the underprivileged more and more. It has to be changed, for which small regional parties have to be strengthened. And the BSP is doing its level best to bring the weaker sections of society into the mainstream, she said.