The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) today has expelled its Legislator Naseemuddin Siddiqui and his son from the party claiming that they carried out anti-party activities.
BSP General Secretary and Rajya Sabha member Satish Chandra Mishra said that Naseemuddin has been accused of accepting money from people in return for work.
“Naseemuddin and his son Afzal were expelled for indulging in various anti-party activities,” he said.
“BSP cannot tolerate such indiscipline. This happened only few days after Naseemuddin was terminated from the post of party in-charge of Uttar Pradesh and was instead given charge of BSP’s Madhya Pradesh unit,” he added.
In April, Mayawati had announced a major organisational rejig when she took away the main responsibility from Naseemuddin and introduced her brother Anand Kumar in a big way. Kumar was made the party’s National Vice-President.
Naseemuddin, a close aide of BSP leader Mayawati, was a key Muslim face in the party. The news of his expulsion comes at a time when reports of splits within the party are surfacing. Clash of opinions among the members of the party are coming to the forefront despite Mayawati’s authoritarian control over the BSP.