Former Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leader Naseemuddin Siddiqui on Monday met Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath just days after a huge spat with Mayawati, ANI reported. Naseemuddin, after being expelled from the party, had put grave corruption allegations on Mayawati. After expulsion, Naseemuddin appealed to Adityanath to extend ‘Z category’ security to him. He claimed that there was a threat to his life from the BSP leadership. As per the Indian Express, Siddiqui called Mayawati, “the biggest blackmailer in India” and a “blot on humanity”. Holding a press conference in Lucknow, Siddiqui claimed that BSP supremo could get ‘her gang members’ to attack him and requested the UP CM to provide him adequate security cover. A person who gets ‘Z category’ security is protected by paramilitary force personnel round the clock.
Speaking to reporters, the expelled BSP leader claimed that he had Z-category security on High Court’s orders, and asked Adityanath to ensure that it is given to him. “Whichever party the chief minister is from, he is the CM for everyone,” he said. He hit back at Mayawati, and said, “You called me a taping blackmailer, but I have not seen a bigger blackmailer than you in whole (of) India. You blackmail (party) workers, officers, MLAs, MPs, ministers,” IE reported. Siddiqui went on to allege that Mayawati has been harassing senior leaders since the days of Kanshi Ram. He added that many BSP leaders were expelled from the party, while others left the party and eight of them died of shock, a PTI report said.
Naseemuddin Siddiqui was considered one of the closest aide of BSP supremo Mayawati for around three decades. However, the shocking defeat of BSP in the UP Assembly elections 2017 seemed to have changed the equations between the two. When Maywati became the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh for the first time in 1995, Naseemuddin was nominated to the Legislative Council and appointed as a minister.