Mayawati demands Rs 5cr for Lok Sabha ticket, says ex-BSP leader

Former Member of Legislative Council  Mukul Upadhyay alleged that Bahujan samaj Party supremo Mayawati asked him Rs 5 crore to provide him party ticket. 

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Published on 10 Nov 2018 8:23 AM GMT

Mayawati demands Rs 5cr for Lok Sabha ticket, says ex-BSP leader
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Lucknow: Former Member of Legislative Council Mukul Upadhyay alleged that Bahujan samaj Party supremo Mayawati asked him Rs 5 crore to provide him party ticket.

Upadhyaya stated, "The four-time chief minister had sought Rs 5 crore to give him the party ticket."

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The former BSP leader is the younger brother of senior party leader and former power minister Ramveer Upadhyaya.

What else Upadhyaya stated:

  • My brother plotted against him for political ambition.
  • I will expose my brother and other BSP bigwigs.
  • Ramveer Upadhyay wanted to get the Aligarh Lok Sabha ticket of the party for his wife Seema and therefore conspired against me.

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Party coordinators had asked him a few days back to deposit Rs 5 crore for the party fund in lieu of the Aligarh parliamentary constituency ticket.

Chief zonal coordinator of the BSP for Agra-Aligarh division Sunil Chittor clarified to reporters that Upadhyaya was "rattled" by his expulsion and was making wild and baseless allegations.

The BSP has trashed the allegations and said that the party had expelled him because he was trying to defect to the Bharatiya Janata Party.

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