Former Uttar Pradesh chief minister and BSP supremo Mayawati alleged cases of harassment of the poor by anti-social elements were on the rise under Samajwadi Party rule in the state.
The BSP president, who convened a meeting of senior party leaders and office bearers, asked her party men to protest the alleged harassment of the poor by anti-social and criminal elements enjoying protection of SP, party sources said.
Mayawati issued directives to her partymen for further strengthening the organisation and expanding its base.
BSP decided on candidates for three out of the 13 legislative council seats elections for which would be held, the sources said.
The names of the candidates would be disclosed soon, they added.
Around 50 percent of over 3.6 million voters cast their ballots Wednesday in the bypolls for two Lok Sabha seats from Karnataka, an official said.
Political leaders cut across party lines on Friday to condemn the gangrape of a photojournalist in Mumbai.
Telugu Desam Party (TDP) MP N Harikrishna has resigned from the Rajya Sabha to protest against the formation of Telangana.
An all-out factional war has broken out between Harshvardhan and Delhi BJP chief Vijay Goel, with both vying for the Chief Minister's post if the party comes to power.
It is a crucial day for the Congress in Karnataka as by-polls began in Mandya and Bangalore Rural constituencies on Wednesday.
Shashi Tharoor on Tuesday said the platform alone cannot help win elections but gives new options of reaching out to public.
Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi said the Centre was neither concerned about the economy nor the falling rupee but only worried about saving its chair.