Siddiqui claims BSP chief Mayawati demanded Rs 50 crore

Siddiqui played six audio clippings of his phone conversations with Mayawati to support his allegation that money had been demanded from him.  

Published: 12th May 2017 12:47 AM  |   Last Updated: 12th May 2017 01:44 AM   |  A+A-

BSP supremo Mayawati. | PTI File Photo

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LUCKNOW: Former BSP leader Naseemuddin Siddiqui, who was expelled along with his son from the party on Wednesday, has levelled serious charges against BSP supremo Mayawati by releasing a series of audio clips to the media here on Thursday.

Claiming that Mayawati demanded Rs 50 crore from him at any cost even if by selling his property, Siddiqui said when he failed to oblige the BSP chief, he and his son were expelled from the party with which he had been associated for the last 34 years.

"I have served the party with my sweat and blood only to be expelled for failing to fulfil Mayawati's monetary demands," he stated adding, "I was not allowed to go for the burial of my daughter as I was the poll agent of Mayawati who was fighting election from Badaun."

He also alleged that after the crushing defeat in the recently-concluded Assembly elections in UP, Mayawati questioned him on why Muslims did not vote for BSP.

"She even went to the extent of using foul language against the clerics calling them 'Kutte' (dogs) who had extended support to the BSP ahead of elections," Siddiqui claimed.

Refuting the charges of corruption, extortion, blackmailing levelled by the party leadership against him, Siddiqui said he sacrificed everything for the party as he was a believer in the ideologies of BSP founder Kanshiram.

Threatening to expose the party supremo further and claiming to have over 150 audio CDs containing her conversation over a number of issues including issuing elimination threats, the expelled leader said she could even get him killed and intimidate his family and well wishers.

He even launched a scathing attack on BSP national general secretary SC Mishra saying that he was minting a lot of money in the name of the party.

He questioned how Mishra could build an empire of over Rs 200 crore after joining BSP in 2003.

He accused Mayawati of discrimination and favouring Mishra and his family. On the issue of having share in illegal slaughterhouses, Siddiqui challenged Mishra to name at least one.

He claimed Mayawati was trying to override the party's Founder president Kanshi Ram and that she, in association with SC Mishra and her brother Anand Kumar, was adamant at ruining the Bahujan Samaj movement initiated by him.

Siddiqui claimed that he took the blame for many of Mayawati’s deeds like the Taj Corridor case where he came out clean but she was booked by CBI for hvving unaccounted money.

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