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Ahead of UP election, BSP expels Tilhar MLA over anti-party activities

News Agencies | Updated on: 3 August 2016, 18:55 IST

Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) has expelled Tilhar legislator Roshan Lal Verma on charges of "anti-party activities" amid growing resentment within the party over the allotment of seats for the 2017 Uttar Pradesh Assembly election.

"Verma has been absent from the constituency since a long time and ignoring workers...He and his son have also been indulging in activities which were earning a bad name to the party," Bareilly zonal coordinator Brahm Swaroop Sagar said.

Verma was issued a warning three months ago to mend his ways and had been clearly told that he will not be given a party ticket for the upcoming Assembly polls, informed Sagar, adding "Since there has been no improvement in his working, he has been expelled on the directives of the party high command."

Ever since senior party leader Swami Prasad Maurya had left the party alleging that money was being demanded for the allotment of tickets, the BSP has been facing a continued rebellion by its leaders and MLAs.

Two MLAs - Romi Sahani and Brijesh Verma - had recently rebelled against BSP Supremo Mayawati accusing her of demanding money for Assembly tickets and subsequently opposed the party's sloganeering against expelled BJP leader Dayashankar Singh's family members, including his minor daughter.


First published: 3 August 2016, 18:55 IST