After Swami Prasad Maurya, Senior BSP leader and former minister RK Chaudhary followed suit by quiting the party and accusing BSP chief Mayawati of auctioning tickets ahead of the 2017 Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections.
“At election time, tickets are allotted to the person who pays the highest amount,” he said, announcing his resignation
from the party at a press conference.
He also added, “”Tickets are being openly auctioned by Mayawati on a large scale. She is not making the right choice of candidates. Tickets are not only on sale in the party, they are being auctioned,”
Maurya, who had also accused BSP chief on open auction of tickets, had earlier hit out at Mayawati for ignoring backward caste workers to fulfil personal interests.
In a statement issued earlier, Union Minister of State Ramshankar Katheria said that Swami Prasad Maurya will soon join BJP. However, Maurya had denied any such move and said that he won’t be joining any other party.
(With inputs from PTI)