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Mayawati expels 2 senior BSP MLAs

BSP chief Mayawati. File  

Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati on Thursday expelled the party’s two senior MLAs for their alleged “anti-party” activities in the recent panchayat polls.

Party’s leader of the Legislative Assembly Lalji Verma and former State party chief Ram Achal Rajbhar belong to the OBC communities and hail from Purvanchal.

Ms. Mayawati did not specify their “anti-party activities”.

Shah Alam alias Guddu Jamali, BSP MLA from Mubarakpur in Azamgarh, replaces Mr. Verma in the Assembly.

Mr. Verma, a five-time MLA, is a Kurmi, while Mr. Rajbhar, also an MLA for five times, belongs to the Rajbhar caste.

Mr. Verma told The Hindu that he would reach out to Ms. Mayawati to clear out the "misunderstanding" and misinformation communicated to her by other party members.

"Some people have spread a misunderstanding. I will try to remove them," said the MLA, stressing that he was still a BSP legislator as the supremo was yet to write to the Speaker of the U.P. Assembly seeking his expulsion.

 Mr. Verma, MLA from Ambedkarnagar, also indicated he was willing to give up his ticket, if required, to give opportunity to others in the upcoming State polls.


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