Lucknow: In what is surely bad news for the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) ahead of the big battle in 2017, party strongman Swami Prasad Maurya, Wednesday, quit the party.
Addressing a press conference, Maurya, who is the Leader of Opposition in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly, levelled very serious charges against party supremo Mayawati.
“In 2017, it is a do or die situation for the party. Instead of selecting good candidates, who are loyal to the policies of the party, Mayawati is auctioning tickets to the highest bidder,” Maurya said.
Mayawati is busy making money at the cost of party's ideology, he said, while adding that the BSP boss had been auctioning tickets ever since she took over as the supreme leader from party founder Kanshi ram.
She is not 'Dalit ki beti' but 'Daulat ki beti', who has strayed from the path of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar and Kanshi Ram, Maurya said.
While it is yet unclear as to what will be Maurya's next move, media reports said that he is in talks with the BJP leadership.