Mayawati sought Rs 50 crore for BSP, alleges Siddiqui

Mayawati sought Rs 50 crore for BSP, alleges Siddiqui

BSP General Secretary and Rajya Sabha member Satish Chandra Mishra said in a press conference in Lucknow that Father-son duo were indulged in anti-party activities.

Responding to expelled BSP leader Naseemuddin Siddiqui who on Thursday accused her of insulting people from the Muslim community, party supremo Mayawati said during the assembly elections people approached her and told her that Siddiqui was a "blackmailer", as reported by news agency ANI.

Siddiqui further alleged that Mayawati had demanded Rs. 50 crore from him for the party and when he failed to do so, he and his son were expelled on false charges.

Unaware that her own trusted lieutenant was recording the conversation, in one of the tapes, Mayawati purportedly can be heard cautioning Siddiqui not to talk much on phone as her phone was "being tapped".

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"Mayawati ji ne mujhe bula kar poocha ki Musalmano ne BSP ko vote kyun nahi diya?" He was second only to Mayawati as a star campaigner of the party in this year's UP election.

Yesterday, BSP had expelled Siddiqui, its most prominent Muslim face, and his son from the party for carrying out "anti-party" activities. She claimed that the audio recordings were tampered and allegations against her were baseless. Naseemuddin joined BSP at a time when the party was finding it hard to bring even a single Muslim to its meetings, according to the former MP.

Throwing an open challenge to Mayawati, he said, "The BSP supremo must tell the people that on whose instructions did Naseemuddin extort money and where the money has actually gone". "For the sake of the party, I did not even visit my ailing daughter who died due to lack of treatment as Mayawati wanted my services during election and did not permit me to go for her self-interest". His mandate was to consolidate a Dalit-Muslim vote strategy for the party and he ensured that several Muslim clerics, including the Shahi Imam of Delhi's Jama Masjid made vote appeals for the BSP.

This comes days after Mayawati removed Siddiqui as party in-charge in UP and instead appointed him in-charge of Madhya Pradesh and Chhatisgarh. "I want the receipt books back", says a voice resembling Mayawati's. I know her more than anyone else.

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Siddiqui also accused senior BSP leader Satish Chandra Mishra of playing a role hatching in his expulsion from the party.

On Thursday, Naseemuddin accused Mayawati of calling all Muslims "traitors".

At a crowded press conference here, an angry Siddiqui levelled a spate of allegations against Mayawati saying he had enough material to cause an "earthquake".

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