BAHUJAN SAMAJ Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati expelled the party’s sitting MLA from Unnao, Kuldeep Singh Sengar, on Saturday.
“The party is keeping a watch on four other such MLAs and they will meet the same fate as that of Sengar”, she said.
Announcing the expulsion of Sengar in a press conference here today, Mayawati said he was not loyal to the party and was hobnobbing with the leaders of rival political parties. He was planning to leave the BSP along with 40 breakaway MLAs of the BSP who joined the Samajwadi Party.
“I threw a bait to Sengar when I came to know that he was moving around with his relative Arvind Singh Gope, a minister in the Samajwadi Party. Sensing that Sengar would leave the BSP any moment, I told him that the party would field him from Unnao Lok Sabha constituency in place of Brajesh Pathak and even assured a ticket to his wife for the Vidhan Sabha elections”, Mayawati said.
“Sengar decided to stay with the BSP. We also managed to influence four other MLAs to stay with the BSP. Now these MLAs will be shown the door soon”, she said.
“The BSP has already started selection of the candidates for the Vidhan Sabha election for those seats which the party lost in the previous election. The candidates are being selected after close scrutiny and according to the party formula”, she said.
“With the assembly election round the corner, the party has also started scanning all sitting MLAs. Some remained loyal to he party and some were on verge of dumping the elephant, but I managed to persuade some of the MLAs to stay in the party. The time has come to scan all the MLAs before finalising the candidates’, she said.