Farukhabad: Speaking for the first time after
siding with BJP, expelled BSP leader Babu Singh Kushwaha on Thursday
said he had nothing to do with the rupees multi-crore scam in
implementation of the National Rural Health Mission in Uttar
"I was expelled from BSP after serving for 28 years due to
rising influence of backwards. I have no role in NRHM scam. As
inquiry is underway in the matter, I will not like to say much
on this," he told a conference of Saini-Shakya-Kushwaha
"I was insulted due to my community. FIRs were registered
against me in Jhansi, Faizabad and Allahabad. My house and
schools were demolished...I was ousted from my official
residence with the help of police. State government used media
to defame me," Kushwaha alleged.
Kushwaha said he decided to join BJP as it was the only
party, which raised the issue of backwards.
Under attack from within and outside, the BJP on Saturday
came out with an apparent face-saver by making Kushwaha offer
to keep his party membership in suspension and his plea for
suspension of his membership has been accepted by the party.