BSP leader ac­cuses brother of be­trayal

The Asian Age - - Nation - AGE COR­RE­SPON­DENT

Yet an­other po­lit­i­cal fam­ily in Ut­tar Pradesh is at war with it­self. Af­ter the bat­tle in the Sa­ma­jwadi Party’s Ya­dav clan, it is now the Upad­hyay fam­ily in the BSP that is at war.

Mukul Upad­hyay, younger brother of BSP leader Ramvir Upad­hyaya, has al­leged that his own brother was re­spon­si­ble for his re­cent ex­pul­sion from BSP.

Mukul Upad­hyay was ex­pelled from BSP on Fri­day and he said that Mayawati had asked him to pay ` five crore for a ticket for the Ali­garh Lok Sabha seat.

“I told the BSP high com­mand that I could not pay such a huge amount but my brother im­me­di­ately agreed to pay the same amount if the ticket was given to his wife Seema Upad­hyay, a for­mer MP,” he said.

He fur­ther al­leged that his brother and sis­ter- in­law were jeal­ous of his po­lit­i­cal growth and had con­spired against him.

Ramvir Upad­hyay is the Brahmin face of the BSP and is also a five- term leg­is­la­tor from Sad­abad in Hathras. His wife Seema Upad­hyay had been elected from Fateh­pur Sikri in 2009.

Mean­while, BSP co­or­di­na­tor Ran­vir Kashyap said that the party had re­ceived sev­eral com­plaints about Mukul Upad­hyay and his in­volve­ment in anti- party ac­tiv­i­ties.

Mukul Upad­hyay

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