Uttar Pradesh assembly speaker Mata Prasad Pandey disqualified rebel Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leader Swami Prasad Maurya from the membership of the house on Monday.
Leader of the BSP legislature party Gaya Charan Dinkar had moved a petition for the disqualification of Maurya. He said the press conference organised by Maurya on June 22, his letter to the BSP national president and his acts were enough proof that Maurya quit the party on his own.
An official communique said Maurya ceased to be a member of the legislative assembly with effect from June 22.
Maurya, who broke his 20- year-old association with BSP chief Mayawati to join the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), has said that he would “expose” the corrupt acts of his former leader in his September 21 rally.
After the rally, Maurya would announce the merger of his Bahujan Loktantrik Manch with the BJP. Once the BSP’s OBC face, he had floated the Manch after severing ties with Mayawati in June.
Maurya announced his decision to severe ties with the BSP in a hurriedly-convened press conference where he accused Mayawati of “auctioning” tickets for the assembly polls.