Lucknow: Two Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) legislators raised the banner of revolt against the party leadership on Wednesday and accused party chief Mayawati of selling tickets for a price.
The legislators -- Brijesh Verma and Romi Sahni -- said both Mayawati and general secretary Naseemuddin Siddiqui were busy selling tickets to the highest bidder.
Interestingly, both these legislators had returned to the party after seeking forgiveness from Mayawati for their anti-party rant. Sahni said he was denied a ticket after he failed to give Rs five crore and the ticket was then given to a hotelier.
Verma also made similar accusations and said the party chief wanted him to deposit Rs four crore into the party fund and when he failed to do so, the ticket was denied.
Meanwhile, the BSP said the accusations were nothing but a bunch of lies and alleged that after being denied tickets the legislators were making false charges. The party also swiftly suspended both the MLAs for alleged anti-party activities.