Senior BSP leader Swami Prasad Maurya has taken decision to quit the party.
Maurya left party as he felt “suffocated” in the party. Moreover, he accused Ms. Mayawati of “auctioning” tickets for the next year’s Assembly polls.
“I feel suffocated and cannot continue in the party any more…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 said.
“Today I have written a letter informing her (Mayawati) that I am relinquishing all party posts,” he said.
Mr. Maurya said: “Tickets are being openly auctioned by Ms. 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.”
When Maurya proclaimed for the resignation, Ms. Mayawati told media that “Maurya took this decision as he was not happy after I refused to accept his demand for giving tickets not only to him but also to his son and daughter.”
Ms. Mayawati said Mr. Maurya,“I said nothing doing. The BSP does not encourage dynastic politics.”