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Mayawati in Chennai
Chennai | Sunday, Dec 21 2008 IST
 
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Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) Supremo and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati was today accorded a rousing reception when she arrived here from Bangalore by a special aircraft.

Newly-appointed Party State President K Selvam, Principal General Secretary and Former IAS Officer Sivagami and BSP Convenor Armstrong were among the hundreds of party workers present at the airport to receive her.

As soon as the aircraft touched down at the old airport,Mr Selvam, Ms Sivagami and Mr Armstrong received her with a bouquet of flowers.

As her motorcade came out of the airport, hundreds of BSP workers, including women, gave her a traditinal reception with beating of drums and 'Poikkal Kuthirai' (dancing with poles tied to the legs).

Moved by the reception, Ms Mayawati got down from the car and received shawls and bouquets from partymen.

Ms Mayawati is in the city to kick off the party's Lok Sabha poll campaign with a public meeting tomorrow.

Sshe would be leaving for Kerala tomrrow night.

-- (UNI) -- 21MS43.xml

 

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