Seven BSP MLAs, who have been suspended by celebration president Mayawati on Thursday, mentioned they don’t have any plans to be part of every other celebration. “It is the prerogative of the party president to take whatever action she feels is right but we are not joining any other party,” Aslam Raini, one of many rebels, informed reporters right here.
The legislators are mentioned to have held a gathering right here following the announcement of their suspension on Thursday morning. They had opposed the nomination of celebration’s official candidate Ramji Gautam for the elections to the Rajya Sabha. Mayawati introduced the suspension of Chaudhary Aslam Ali, Hargovind Bhargava, Mohd Mustafa Siddiqui, Hakim Lal Bind, Mohd Aslam Raini, Sushma Patel, and Vandana Singh from the celebration with instant impact.
In a jolt to the BSP on Wednesday, six celebration MLAs reportedly met Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav and later threw hints that they could swap sides. Four of the group of rebels additionally filed an affidavit, saying their signatures on the celebration candidate Gautam’s nomination for the Rajya Sabha polls had been “forged”.
The transfer turned out to be futile with the Returning Officer nonetheless accepting Gautam’s nomination because the Bahujan Samaj Party candidate for the November 9 biennial elections for the 10 Uttar Pradesh seats which are falling vacant. Another insurgent, Hakim Lal Bind, mentioned, “She is our leader and her decision is acceptable and welcomed . We have been suspended and not expelled. We are MLAs for 15 more months. Whom we have to meet — Mayawati, the BJP or the Samajwadi Party — only time will tell.”
Bind denied having met SP chief Akhilesh Yadav, and mentioned that he and the others had not signed on the nomination papers and subsequently, they opposed by giving an affidavit. Asked if they are going to be taking authorized motion for misuse of their signatures, Bind mentioned that they’ll act provided that BSP takes any such motion in opposition to them. Another insurgent, Sushma Patel, who had accepted that she met Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday, mentioned that assembly any chief in politics is just not a criminal offense. “I have not violated any whip nor cross voted. I have no plans to join any party,” she mentioned.
Rejecting allegations of accepting allurements from unbiased nominee Prakash Bajaj, BSP insurgent Chaudhary Aslam Ali, mentioned that quite the opposite, among the BSP leaders have benefitted from the current authorities. Expressing remorse, he mentioned that amongst others, he was not taken into confidence about how celebration candidate Ramji Gautam would win the Rajya Sabha seat with out the requisite quantity.
Meanwhile Prakash Bajaj , whose nomination papers as unbiased candidate have been rejected by the returning officer, met SP president Akhilesh Yadav. He termed it a courtesy assembly to thank the SP chief for help. Bajaj who filed his papers as an unbiased candidate was supported by the Samajwadi Party. Bajaj, who claimed that he’ll strategy the court docket in opposition to the rejection of nomination papers, mentioned that each one facets are being legally evaluated and motion might be taken accordingly.
Admitting that there had been some minor lapses in his nomination papers, he mentioned that these, nonetheless, couldn’t be the premise of rejection and claimed it had been carried out in an unlawful method. “In fact I had filed two set of nominations, while the RO said that only one set is present. We have proof of it,” he added.