Following the expulsion from Bahujan Samaj Party, senior leader Naseemuddin Siddiqui broke his silence about Mayawati and said that the former UP CM had called and asked him as to ‘why the Muslim community did not vote for BSP’. He said that Mayawati had even used the word ‘traitors’, ANI reported (Mayawati ji ne mujhe bula kar poocha ki Musalmano ne BSP ko vote kyun nahi diya? Unhone kaha gaddar hain. Sab raaz khol doonga toh duniya mein bhuchaal aa jayega,lekin saare khulaase abhi nahi karoonga: Naseemuddin Siddiqui). Siddiqui also claimed that Mayawati had later abused many other castes. He claimed that former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister had also insulted Kanshiram. Earlier yesterday, the Bahujan Samaj Party had expelled both legislators Nasimuddin Siddiqui and his son from the party for being involved in “anti-party” activities. CNN NEws18 also reported Siddiqui claiming that Mayawati had called all beared men ‘dogs’.
According to PTI, the BSP General Secretary and Rajya Sabha member Satish Chandra Mishra had said that Siddiqui had also been accused of bribery and receiving money. He had said that both the expulsions had taken place due to the accused’s alleged involvement in anti-party activities, which the Bahujan Samaj Party does not tolerate.
The BSP had only managed to secure 19 seats in the grand total of 403 in the recently concluded Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections. Siddiqui’s expulsion has come as a shock since he had enjoyed BSP chief Mayawati’s trust for decades. Earlier last month, the BSP had removed him from the post of the charge of Uttar Pradesh and had later appointed him to Madhya Pradesh. According to IE, Siddiqui had been on the list of BSP’s lead campaigners during the state assembly elections.