BSP leader quits party, attacks Mayawati

BSP leader quits party, attacks Mayawati

Lucknow, June 22 (IANS) In a major development, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leader Swamy Prasad Maurya, leader of the opposition in the Uttar Pradesh assembly, quit the party on Wednesday saying he felt “suffocated”.

He levelled a slew of charges against party chief Mayawati, saying he was deserting the party because Mayawati was “selling” party tickets.

Mayawati has mortgaged the principles and ideology of the party founded by the late Kanshi Ram, he added.

Maurya, however, thanked Mayawati for giving him plum posts in the party and said he had discussed various issues bothering him with her last year but found that she was not interested in course correction.

A national vice-president of the BSP, Maurya’s resignation is seen as a major blow to the Dalit party which is aiming to return to power in the 2017 assembly polls.

Maurya said he will disclose his future strategy in some days.

Leave a Reply

Please enter your comment!

The opinions, views, and thoughts expressed by the readers and those providing comments are theirs alone and do not reflect the opinions of or any employee thereof. is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the readers. Responsibility for the content of comments belongs to the commenter alone.  

We request the readers to refrain from posting defamatory, inflammatory comments and not indulge in personal attacks. However, it is obligatory on the part of to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments to the concerned authorities upon their request.

Hence we request all our readers to help us to delete comments that do not follow these guidelines by informing us at Lets work together to keep the comments clean and worthful, thereby make a difference in the community.

Please enter your name here