"Though BSP had emerged as the front runner in the zila panchayat elections earlier, in the indirect polls to the block pramukh and zila panchayat chairman's posts, the ruling party made use of official machinery and goonda elements in a big way," she told senior office bearers and workers of all the units of her party here.
"By doing so, Samajwadi Party might have drawn some satisfaction but it has further damaged the image of the party and the government...The graph of the SP leadership has further plummeted," Mayawati said.
The background of the 36 SP candidates for elections to the Legislative Council next month gives strength to the image of the ruling party being "casteist, criminal and one promoting dynastic politics", the BSP chief alleged.

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