Lucknow: Denied ticket by the party for the
forthcoming Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections a sitting MLA of
Samajwadi Party today joined the ruling BSP.
"Expressing faith in the policies of BSP chief Mayawati
and expressing faith in her leadership SP MLA from Kisni in
Mainpuri Sandhya Katheria has joined the party," BSP state
president Swami Prasad Maurya said.
On being asked whether she would be named as BSP
candidate from Kisni, senior leader and cabinet minister
Naseemuddin Siddiqui said let the time come.
After joining BSP Katheria said other than Mayawati no
other political leader was fighting for the cause of dalits,
backwards and downtrodden, however, she refused to cite the
reason for leaving SP.
Katheria, who was elected on SP ticket in the last
Assembly elections, was denied ticket this time and the party
has named Brijesh Katheria as its candidate.