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Mayawati expels Naseemuddin Siddiqui, son for 'anti-party' activities

India TV Politics Desk Lucknow 10 May 2017, 11:12:54
India TV Politics Desk

The Bahujan Samaj Party has expelled senior party leader and in-charge of its Madhya Pradesh unit Naseemuddin Siddiqui from the party for alleged anti-party activities. Siddiqui, considered close to BSP supremo and former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati, was sacked along with his son Faraz on similar charges.

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Siddiqui was a prominent Muslim face of the party and was recently removed from his duties as the chief of the party’s UP unit in a major organizational revamp. He was, however, handed charge of Madhya Pradesh within days.    

The move comes within months of Mayawati’s BSP suffer a humiliating defeat in the state Assembly elections in the state that saw it reduced to a meager 19 seats in the 403-strong Assembly.

In the 2014 elections that marked a beginning of the BJP juggernaut, the BSP had failed to win even one seat.