Naseemuddin Siddiqui, expelled BSP leader, releases tapes of his conversation with Mayawati

Lucy Bush
May 13, 2017

A day after former PWD minister Naseemuddin Siddiqui was sacked from the BSP, he accused party supremo Mayawati and her brother of making illegal demands, including asking Rs 50 crore for the party.

"Mayawati called me and asked 'why Muslims didn't vote for BSP?' She said they are traitors", ANI quoted him as saying.

Rebutting point-wise the charges levelled against him by at the time of his expulsion on Wednesday, Siddiqui played six audio clippings of his telephonic conversations with Mayawati to back his allegation that money had been demanded from him. In 1996, Siddiqui said he couldn't bid his daughter goodbye before she passed away because Mayawati did not let him go home.

"She (Mayawati) was sore after the dismal showing of the BSP in the recent assembly elections and termed Muslims as betrayers for not voting for the party", Siddiqui alleged.

Mayawati also rejected Siddiqui's claim that he has been with the movement since the past 34 years and said he had joined the BSP in 1990 after failing to win the election for Banda nagar palika chairman on his own. "Mayawati disagreed. She abused me and said I was fooling her and said Mussalman dhokhebaaz hain (Muslims are traitors)".

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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.

Trashing all allegations, Mayawati said she had been warned about Siddiqui by Kanshi Ram himself, who used to say that he might prove to be a hurdle for the BSP.

She said, audio tapes which were produced, are not original but tampered and there is nothing new in it.

She did not even give me an audience to explain whatever was said against me, he said.

BSP General Secretary and Rajya Sabha member Satish Chandra Mishra, while announcing the expulsion of Naseemudin and his son Afzal, had yesterday said, "Siddiqui and his son Afzal have been expelled from the party".

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

He also alleged that Naseemuddin has been accused of accepting money from people in return for work and many complaints regarding this came from western UP and Uttarakhand.

Earlier, Naseemuddin Siddiqui was removed from the UP unit in-charge and was made the in-charge of MP unit after BSP's loss in the assembly elections.

However, the crushing defeat in the 2017 Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections changed the equations between the duo. I will expose it all to you.

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