Opponents conspiring to run down BSP: Mayawati

Chandigarh: The BSP on Sunday accused its political opponents of hatching conspiracies to weaken the party and asserted that it would not bow down to any such tactics.

"After BSP came to power in Uttar Pradesh, the opposition parties with caste-based mindset tried to inflate minor incidents to make the party instable," BSP supremo and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati said at the North Zone convention of the party here.

She alleged that the opposition was causing hindrances in the pro-poor policies adopted by her government in Uttar Pradesh, by taking issues to courts.

"I will not bow down to the conspiracies of political opponents to run down BSP," she asserted while adding that "she had not come to power like other political parties whose leaders got it in inheritance".

The BSP chief also blamed Congress for the recent farmers` protests demanding higher compensation for their lands. "Congress was only responsible for the demonstrations by the peasantry."

She advocated a uniform land acquisition policy for the entire country. "We will raise the issue in Parliament for brining uniform land acquisition policy," she said.

Mayawati alleged that the Congress under a conspiracy kept troubling her through CBI in an alleged disproportionate assets case against her. But, "I know how to struggle in trouble times," she said.