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Fearing Maurya like exit, Mayawati orders only closed-door party meetings

Raza Naqvi | Updated on: 24 June 2016, 21:01 IST

Following Swami Prasad Maurya's resignation from Bahujan Samajwadi Party (BSP) and speculation that he might join the Samajwadi party, BSP supremo Mayawati has ordered for tightening of information flow within the party circuit.

Mayawati has asked party members to refrain from discussing the party's election strategy at the cadre meetings. Sources tell us that it is very likely that she'll form a team of her close aides, who will manage the party's moves for the upcoming elections.

No important information to 'cadre camps'

Speaking to Catch, a senior BSP leader said, "From the past two months, we were running a cadre camp in each constituency of the state. However, the party supremo suspects that the party's internal matters and election strategies are being leaked from the cadre camps. So now the party command has decided that no confidential information shall be shared in those camps."

"We are also concerned that some leaders may shift their loyalty ahead of the election. In such a tight political scenario, we don't want any confidential information to be leaked," added the leader.

Also read: 2017 UP elections: Here's why Muslim voters may desert the Samajwadi Party

Orders for closed-room meetings

According to our sources, the BSP supremo has ordered the senior leaders to organise closed-door meetings in order to avoid any kind of information leak. Mayawati has also asked the leaders to close the cadre camps at the earliest and make sure that non-BSP members gain no access to BSP meetings.

Beware of Modi-Mulayam

"In order to show Samajwadi Party and Bhartiya Janata Party's true face, we are highlighting PM Modi and Mulayam Singh's closeness. We urge the Muslim community to not forget Mulayam Singh Yadav's move of ditching the grand alliance ahead of the Bihar Assembly election in 2015. Mulayam had done this after meeting with PM Modi. The SP only fools the Muslims and they can form an alliance anytime with the BJP," said a BSP leader.

Also read: Congress strategist Prashant Kishor faces heat after secret 'Brahmin meeting' in Uttar Pradesh

Is there a soft corner for Congress?

Speculations are rife that the BSP has a soft corner for the Congress party. Though Mayawati hasn't announced an alliance with any political party, it is very likely that the Congress and BSP may come together for the UP elections.

The BSP had unconditionally supported the grand old party of India in Uttarakhand when Chief Minister Harish Rawat had to prove his majority in the legislative assembly.

Also read: Will Asaduddin Owaisi lead an alliance of Muslim parties in Uttar Pradesh elections?

First published: 24 June 2016, 21:01 IST
Raza Naqvi @Mir_Naqvi

Raza is an alumnus of the Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC) and has worked with the Hindustan Times in the past. A passionate follower of crime stories, he is currently working as a Sub-Editor at the Speed News desk.