Former Member of the Legislative Council (MLC) Mukul Upadhyaya on Friday alleged that the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati had sought money to give him the Lok Sabha ticket from Aligarh, a charge refuted by the BSP.
Hours after he was expelled from the party, he said the four-time chief minister had sought Rs 5 crore to give him the party ticket.
The former MLC has also alleged that his brother plotted against him for political ambition. He also threatened to "expose" his brother and other BSP bigwigs.
The rebel leader also alleged that 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.
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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