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Change Bahujan Samaj Party to Sarvjan Samaj Party: Athawale tells Mayawati

Updated: Jul 30, 2016 12:33 IST

New Delhi, July 30 (ANI): Newly inducted Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, Ramdas Athawale, on Saturday advised Mayawati to change her party's name from Bahujan Samaj Party to Sarvjan Samaj Party.

"Mayawati should change the name of her party from Bahujan Samaj Party to Sarvjan Samaj Party," Athawale told ANI.

Athawale, the president of the Republican Party of India (RPI), also targeted the former Uttar Pradesh chief minister, saying she was not accepting Buddhism because of votes.

"Mayawati follows Baba Saheb Ambedkar and under the leadership of Kanshi Ram she strengthened the BSP in Uttar Pradesh. Mayawati is not accepting Buddhism because of votes," he said

"I don't think that people will not get votes if they embrace Buddhism. If Mayawati is a true Ambedkarite then she should embrace Buddhism. She should continue with politics with that as well," he added. (ANI)