BSP leader accuses brother of betrayal
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.