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Maya?s pact with Cong has reduced BSP to non-entity: Baraiyya

Expelled BSP leader Phool Singh Baraiyya today claimed her ?pact? with Congress for Madhya Pradesh Assembly polls had reduced the BSP to a ?non-entity?.

india Updated: Nov 17, 2003 14:07 IST
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Accusing Mayawati of betraying her partymen, expelled BSP leader Phool Singh Baraiyya today claimed her “pact” with Congress for Madhya Pradesh Assembly polls had reduced the BSP to a “non-entity”.

“BSP could have played a crucial role in Government formation in Madhya Pradesh which is likely to see a hung Assembly, but with its understanding with Congress, the party has become virtually non-existent,” Baraiyya, who formed the Samata Samaj Party after being ousted from the BSP, told PTI here.

Baraiyya also claimed that there was threat to his life. On charges of misappropriation of party funds, levelled against him by the BSP, Baraiyya regretted that he was branded as dishonest “despite his 18 years of hard work which was instrumental in building the party in the State.”

The SSP chief said his party would work on the principles layed down by BR Ambedkar and underscored the outfit’s slogan as “peace, security and prosperity of Bahujan samaj people.”

SSP has announced 145 candidates for Madhya Pradesh so far and some more names could be announced, he said.