BSP expels founder party leader for anti-Maya remark

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Lucknow
  • Updated: Jan 28, 2015 20:22 IST

The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) on Wednesday expelled senior leader Daddu Prasad from the party for charging BSP chief Mayawati with “running ticket for money scheme” earlier in the day.

The party’s Uttar Pradesh unit president Ramachal Rajbhar said Prasad didn’t mend his ways despite earlier warnings and was expelled on Wednesday.

Earlier, Rajya Sabha MP Jugul Kishore, former Lok Sabha MP Dara Singh Chauhan, former Rajya Sabha MP Akhilesh Das were shown the door for raising their voice against the party chief.

On Wednesday morning, Prasad alleged, “Mayawati had sold tickets during the Rajya Sabha and the Legislative council elections and is now selling tickets for 2017 state elections…. The ruling rate is Rs 1 crore to Rs 50 lakh. She is 'running ticket for money scheme' in the party. I opposed this and was shown the door.”

Prasad is one of the founding members of the party and enjoys a considerable influence in the Bundelkhand region, especially in Chitrakoot. He represents the Manikpur assembly seat and had served as a minister in the BSP government during 2007- 12.

Prasad said he would launch a massive awareness campaign against the BSP leadership in Chitrakoot. He claimed several party workers were in touch with him.

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