Big blow to BSP as RK Choudhary resigns from the party
Lucknow: A known Kanshiram loyalist, RK Choudhary on Thursday resigned from the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), raising strong speculations over more to turn rebellious against the party Supremo Mayawati after the senior leader Swami Prasad Maurya.
Chaudhary, the BSP co-ordinator from Mirzapaur, was inducted in the party after almost 12 long years just ahead of the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.
After parting ways with the BSP, Choudhary along with the former UP assembly speaker BR Verma formed Rashtriya Swabhiman Party, also known as Lok Parivartan Party (LPP), in the year 1988. He then extended his support to the Samajwadi Party government led by Mulayam Singh Yadav.
What RK Choudhary said?
- BSP is no more a revolution for social change
- People, who work on the grass root level in the party, are unhappy
- Mayawati take a huge amount from Property Dealers and Land Mafias to make them MLA from BSP ticket
Mourya has no role to play in my resignation
- I was finding it difficult to adjust in BSP
- It was my mistake to return to BSP after a gap of 12 long years
- The amount of money Mayawati has gulped till date cannot be counted
Future strategies not set
- I have not planned anything right now for future
- I will meet with the party workers on July 11
- Further strategies will be discussed with the party workers
RK Choudhary’s background
- RK Choudhary was also a loyalist to Kanshiram
- He played a crucial role in spreading awareness amongst Dalits
- He was one of the founder members of Bahujan Samaj Party
- He was also a minister during the SP-BSP alliance government
- He was expelled from the party in the year 2001
- RK Choudhary formed Rashtriya Swabhimaan Party
- His party was later merged with Mayawati’s BSP