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Mayawati urges Dalits, backward classes to cast their votes

Wednesday, 30 April 2014 - 11:52am IST | Place: Lucknow | Agency: ANI

Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati on Wednesday urged voters across the country and specially the Dalits and weaker sections of society to come out and vote.

"Dr Ambedkar gave everyone the right to vote... we must appreciate this power and exercise our right to vote," she told reporters here after casting her vote. The BSP chief said the Dalits and the weaker section earned the right to cast their ballots after a long struggle by BR Ambedkar.

Polling for 14 Lok Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh began this morning in the fourth phase of elections in the state to decide the fate of 233 candidates, including BJP chief Rajnath Singh and Congress president Sonia Gandhi.

This phase covers Lucknow, Rae Bareli, Dhaurahra, Sitapur, Mishrikh, Unnao, Mohanlalganj, Kanpur, Jalaun, Jhansi, Hamirpur, Banda, Fatehpur and Barabanki seats.

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