Mayawati attacks Naseemuddin Siddiqui, calls him 'taping blackmailer'

11 May 2017, 11:29 PM
Mayawati attacks Naseemuddin Siddiqui, calls him 'taping blackmailer'
Mayawati attacks Naseemuddin Siddiqui, calls him 'taping blackmailer'

The ‘summer of political feud’ is back yet again with BSP expelling its Muslim face, Naseemudin Siddiqui, and his son from the party for carrying out “anti-party” activities.

The party Supremo Mayawati on Thursday addressed media and said that apart from the EVM tampering, Naseemuddin Siddiqui is also responsible for BSP's defeat in the UP assembly polls.

“I gave Naseemuddin Siddiqui responsibility for western UP in elections but people came and told me that he is a very big blackmailer,” Mayawati during her media address said.

Calling the ousted BSP leader a “tapping blackmailer” she said, “Naseemuddin Siddiqui used to "blackmail" party workers for money.”

BSP supremo Mayawati had carried out a major organisational rejig after the assembly polls, and launched her brother Anand Kumar in active politics making him the party’s vice-president.

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With a view to revamp her party, Mayawati had also dissolved the existing team of zonal, divisional and district coordinators and brotherhood committees set up to woo different castes and communities like Brahmins, Thakur and Muslims.

After the 2014 Lok Sabha polls in which BSP failed to open its account, the BSP again suffered a humiliating defeat in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections where the party had managed to secure only 19 seats out of the total 403 seats.

First Published: Thursday, May 11, 2017 10:56 PM
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