Farrukhabad: Expelled Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) minister Babu Singh Kushwaha, currently facing a CBI probe for his alleged involvement in the infamous National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) scam, came out openly against his one- time mentor and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati.
Kushwaha, whose entry into the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had led to a storm within the party, went about appealing to voters to vote for the BJP.
He was addressing a rally organised under the banner of Pichda Varg Arakshan Bachao Sangharsh Samiti (Save Backward Castes Reservation Action Committee).
"Mayawati is absolutely unreliable; you can see it from the fact that she threw me out in a humiliating manner even though I had served her and the party selflessly for 27 years," Kushwaha said.
"Mayawati got me evicted from the official residence by using police force and also got several inquiries ordered against me while I was still in the party," he lamented.
He even went to the extent of terming BSP as "casteist party" and predicted its doom. He declared that we would go all over the state appealing to the people to vote for the BJP.
Kushwaha also went to call on the family of slain BJP leader Brahmdutt Dwivedi, whose son Major Sunil Dwivedi was contesting the local assembly seat.