Although Jatavs, who account for 12% of the voteshare, remain solidly behind BSP, there is competition to win over non-Jatav Dalits.
The CII feels that the recent decision for allowing 51% FDI in multi brand retail and 100% in single brand formats would help states like UP.
Chief Minister Mayawati on Saturday threatened that she would not allow foreign retailers to do business in Uttar Pradesh, a day after the UPA government announced opening up of FDI in the sector.
Supporters of district Congress president Jitendra Singh and Congress candidate Chandrashekhar Singh 'Azad' clashed at the rally ground.
Rahul Gandhi kickstarts five-day tour of Uttar Pradesh to galvanise grassroots workers for assembly polls
Rahul Gandhi kickstarted a five-day tour from Barabanki, where the party is eyeing Kurmi and Muslim votes in the assembly polls due early next year.
Amid noisy scenes the Uttar Pradesh assembly passed a motion by voice-vote on Monday to divide the state into four smaller parts.
Mayawati, who is a frequent absentee in assembly proceedings, will personally table the motion for the division of Uttar Pradesh on Monday.
Confusion over cane prices has hit crushing in UP. Though the third week of November has begun, only 50 of the 125 sugar mills in UP are crushing cane.
Private sugar mills have expressed concern over the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs order that 100% of sugar produced be packaged in jute bags.
Mayawati cabinet okays division of UP into 4 states, attempst to shift focus from performance to Congress
Mayawati has tried turning the tables on her political rivals especially the Congress by getting her cabinet to propose the division of UP.
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