Union Minister Sanjeev Baliyan slammed Bahujan Samajwadi Party (BSP) Chief Mayawati after she alleged that the expelled party leader Naseemuddin Siddiqui is ‘being a blackmailer’. Baliyan even said, the former should take a step back from politics.
While referring to the BSP as ‘Mayawati’s shop’ Baliyan said, “These allegations are very unfortunate. Everybody knows Naseemuddin Siddiqui was deployed by Mayawati to sell party tickets for over ten years. It is time she resigned from politics.”
Recently, the party supremo said that Siddiqui was made in-charge of western Uttar Pradesh during the assembly election. But she received complaints from people alleging that he was a “blackmailer”.
While talking about the tapes that were released by Siddiqui, Mayawati said they were “doctored”. “If he can record party president’s call and tamper it as per convenience then how can he be expected to fulfill responsibilities,” she added. Mayawati accused Siddiqui of frightening people for money. He was warned many times, she added.
A day after being sacked from party, Siddiqui broke his silence about Mayawati saying that the former CM had called and asked him, ‘why the Muslim community did not vote for BSP’. He alleged that Mayawati had even used the word ‘traitors’ for him.
“Mayawati ji ne mujhe bula kar poocha ki Musalmano ne BSP ko vote kyun nahi diya? Unhone kaha gaddar hain. Sab raaz khol doonga toh duniya mein bhuchaal aa jayega, lekin saare khulaase abhi nahi karoonga,” said Siddiqui.
The veteran leader claimed that Mayawati had abused many other castes and also insulted Kanshiram.
BSP expelled its legislators Nasimuddin Siddiqui and his son Afzal from party for carrying out ‘anti-party’ activities on Wednesday. Nasimuddin has also been accused of accepting money in return for work, said BSP General Secretary and RS member Satish Chandra Mishra. Nasimuddin and his son were expelled for indulging in anti-party activities, he had said.
Siddiqui has also claimed that Mayawati had called all beared men ‘dogs’, reported CNN News18. The development has come as a shock as Siddiqui had enjoyed BSP chief Mayawati’s trust for years.
In the recently concluded Uttar Pradesh assembly elections, BSP had only managed to win 19 seats from the grand total of 403.