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Dismissing ‘exodus’ claims, BSP inducts 6 sitting MLAs

At her rally in Azamgarh on Sunday, BSP chief Mayawati attacked the Opposition for creating “the perception of an exodus from BSP”, saying that BJP was accepting BSP’s “rejected stuff without inspection or inquiry”.

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Despite a steady trickle of its leaders heading to other parties, the BSP has made up for what it has lost with six sitting MLAs entering its fold. Over a dozen leaders have left BSP since 2014, including General Secretary Swami Prasad Maurya, former Minister RK Chaudhary and former MP Brajesh Pathak.

At her rally in Azamgarh on Sunday, BSP chief Mayawati attacked the Opposition for creating “the perception of an exodus from BSP”, saying that BJP was accepting BSP’s “rejected stuff without inspection or inquiry”.

Last month, BSP general secretary Naseemuddin Siddiqui was present to formally induct new leaders in Lucknow, a move aimed at countering the ‘exodus’ claims. Three Congress MLAs — Mohammad Muslim from Tiloi, Dilnawaz Khan from Syana and Nawab Kazim Ali Khan from Suar, as well as Samajwadi Party MLA Nawazish Alam Khan from Budhana — have joined the party. Former state minister Awadhesh Verma, who had joined BJP before 2012 assembly elections after being denied a ticket by BSP, returned to the party last month.

Rashtriya Lok Dal MLA Tejpal Singh’s son Atul has joined the BSP and has been given a ticket to contest from his father’s seat, Chhata in Mathura district. Shyam Sundar Sharma, the lone MLA elected as Trinamool Congress nominee from Mant seat of Mathura, has also joined the party. Former SP MP Reena Chaudhary joined on August 21.

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BSP state president Ram Achal Rajbhar said, “There are many who want to join the BSP but we are not interested in them. We have our own workers who we cannot sideline for those coming from outside. The party is a nursery for creating leaders.”

Rajbhar said that another reason why the party is not getting more entrants is because it has already announced almost all its candidates. “Many of those who are joining other parties are doing so in the hope of getting tickets. We have just one per cent seats where the party is yet to announce candidates,” he said.

First published on: 02-09-2016 at 12:47:44 am
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