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Former BSP leader accuses Mayawati of seeking Rs 5 crore for Lok Sabha ticket

IANS  |  Lucknow 

Former Member of the (MLC) Mukul Upadhyaya on Friday alleged that the (BSP) supremo had sought money to give him the ticket from Aligarh, a charge refuted by the BSP.

Hours after he was expelled from the party, he said the four-time chief had sought Rs 5 crore to give him the party ticket.

The former BSP leader is the younger brother of and former power

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.

He also claimed that wanted to get the Aligarh ticket of the party for his wife and therefore conspired against him.

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 big infighting in the Upadhya clan has jolted people in western Four brothers of Upadhyaya are in active while the other two work for the

The BSP has trashed the allegations and said that the party had expelled him because he was trying to defect to the

of the BSP for Agra-Aligarh division clarified to reporters that Upadhyaya was "rattled" by his expulsion and was making wild and baseless allegations.



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First Published: Fri, November 09 2018. 23:58 IST