Mayawati expels rebel MLAs, declares support for BJP in Legislative Council elections

Mayawati expels rebel BSP MLAs ahead of Rajya Sabha
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Mayawati expels rebel BSP MLAs forward of Rajya Sabha elections. 

BSP supremo Mayawati on Wednesday expelled seven occasion MLAs after they defected to the Samajwadi Party camp. Addressing the media in Lucknow, Mayawati lashed out on the Samajwadi Party and declared that her occasion will support the ruling BJP candidates in the upcoming Legislative Council elections. 

“Any party candidate, who will be dominant over SP’s 2nd candidate, will get all BSP MLAs’ vote for sure,” she stated.

Earlier on Wednesday, as many as six BSP MLAs reportedly met Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav in Lucknow, dropping hints that they might swap sides. According to stories, 5 of the group of rebels additionally filed an affidavit whereby the MLAs acknowledged that their signatures on the occasion candidate Ramji Gautam’s nomination for the Rajya Sabha polls had been solid. The MLAs who withdrew support are Aslam Rainey, Hakim Lal Bind, Har Govind Bhargava, Mujtaba Siddiqui and Aslam Ali Choudhary. Sushma Patel, one other BSP MLA, additionally met Akhilesh Yadav at his occasion workplace.

Lashing out at Akhilesh Yadav, Mayawati stated that after the BSP and SP signed an electoral pact for the 2019 normal elections, Akhilesh Yadav insisted that she ought to withdraw the 1995 Lucknow visitor home case towards Mulayam Singh Yadav.

“Our party had joined hands with SP to fight communal forces during Lok Sabha elections. Due to their family in-fighting, they couldn’t gain much from ‘Gatbandhan’ with BSP. They stopped responding to us post-elections and hence, we decided to part ways with them,” Mayawati stated.

“I want to disclose that when we decided to contest polls with SP for Lok Sabha elections in UP, we worked very hard for it but from day-1 of our coalition SP Chief kept telling S C Mishra that since BSP-SP had joined hands, I should take back my June 1995 case,” she stated.

Mayawati stated that the Samajwadi Party’s behaviour in direction of the BSP after the Lok Sabha election outcomes modified and “we realised that we have committed a big mistake by taking back our 2nd June 1995 case against them”.

“We shouldn’t have joined hands with them. We should have thought bit deeply,” she stated.

The BSP has fielded Ramji Gautam for the Rajya Sabha by-election even because the occasion lacks the required numbers to safe victory. The by-election to 10 Rajya Sabha seats will happen on November 9. 

There are 395 MLAs at present and it’s essential to safe votes of round 37 members to win a Rajya Sabha seat from UP. The ruling BJP has 304 members in the Uttar Pradesh meeting. The saffron occasion is about to win eight to 9 seats, and the primary opposition Samajwadi Party with 48 MLAs will simply safe just one seat. The BSP has 18 MLAs.

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