Party leaders said the decision has been taken by its high-command after allegations of "anti-party" activities against Kamal Gautam were found to be true.

BSP president Mayawati on Monday asked the Uttar Pradesh government to resolve the demand of the protesting farmers in Unnao district for adequate compensation for their land acquired for an upcoming township and desist from using force against them.

Seven people have been arrested for allegedly garlanding two Bahujan Samaj Party leaders with shoes, blackening their faces and parading them outside the party office here two days ago, police said.

Counting of votes for bypolls to 11 assembly constituencies of Uttar Pradesh began at 8 am on Thursday

Two BSP leaders were garlanded with shoes, their faces blackened and paraded outside the party office on Tuesday by its workers who alleged corruption in ticket allocation in the 2018 Rajasthan Assembly polls.

 BSP president Mayawati on Monday alleged that ever since the BJP came to power in Uttar Pradesh, crimes have been increasing, making life miserable for the common man.

Opposition parties on Wednesday slammed the Uttar Pradesh government over its decision to do away with 25,000 home guards, saying instead of providing employment, the BJP government is increasing "joblessness".