Naseemuddin Siddiqui's explosive allegation against Mayawati after expulsion

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Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati on Wednesday expelled senior party leader Naseemuddin Siddiqui and his son Afzal Siddiqui for indulging in anti-party activities.

Naseemuddin quoted Mayawati as saying, "After elections in UP Mayawati called me to Delhi and asked me why the Muslims did not vote for the BSP?".

Alleging that Ms Mayawati and her brother Anand had asked him for Rs. 50 crore, Mt Siddiqui said, "I asked from where I would get this amount, to which, she asked me to sell my property".

Mayawati also said that bearded men are dogs, traitors, Siddiqui claimed.

He also claimed that his life was under threat.

After Nassemuddin Siddiqui and his son Afzal were expelled from the party on May 10, he said, "Whatever charges have been levelled against me, applies to her (Mayawati) and I can prove those with evidence".

The expelled BSP leader is also facing a number of probes including those related to irregularities in construction of memorials and parks during Mayawati's regime.

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"I have so much material that if I open my mouth it can cause an earthquake.I know her more than anyone else.If I give the proof against Mayawati, Anand and Mishra it will be a big "tamasha", he said.

With a view to revamp her party, Mayawati had also dissolved the existing team of zonal, divisional and district coordinators and brotherhood committees set up to woo different castes and communities like Brahmins, Thakur and Muslims. "When I expressed my inability to pay the amount she asked me to sell all my property to raise the money", Siddiqui said adding that he still said yes although it was very hard to get even one-fourth of the amount due to demonetisation. "If he can record party president's call and tamper it as per convenience then how can he be expected to fulfill responsibilities", she said. The party's General Secretary Satish Chandra Mishra, who is a Rajya Sabha MP, had also claimed that Siddiqui took bribes from people, ran illegal slaughterhouses and owned several undeclared properties.

Siddiqui claimed that the BSP was totally under the grip of Mishra and company and that Mayawati was being blackmailed by them.

Mr. Mishra accused Mr. Nasimuddin of hurting the party by demanding large sums of money from cadre and candidates during the election and promising them "profits and favours" with the assurance that the BSP was returning to power and he would be rewarded with plum departments.

Taking a jibe at the expulsion of Naseemuddin, BJP alleged that he was merely playing the role of a "cashier", while the real "trader of Dalit votes" was Mayawati. "I will expose it all to you", he said, according to India Today.

However, the crushing defeat in the 2017 Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections changed the equations between the duo.

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