In a shocking incident, two leaders of Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) were garlanded with shoes and paraded outside the party office on Tuesday by some of the BSP workers who alleged corruption in ticket allocation.
According to reports, BSP workers blackened the faces of Ramji Gautam, the national coordinator, and Sitaram, former in-charge of the party's state unit, and garlanded them with shoes.
They also made Gautam sit on a donkey and paraded outside the party office in Banipark.
"Our workers are upset with the leaders. The workers have worked on the ground for five years but they have given ticket to parachute candidates, who are of the BJP and the Congress, in lieu of money. BSP workers and leaders are being ignored and exploited," a BSP worker present there said.
#WATCH Rajasthan: BSP workers blackened faces of party's national coordinator Ramji Gautam&former BSP state incharge Sitaram¶ded them on donkeys,in Jaipur today.The workers also garlanded them with shoes&alleged that these leaders were indulging in anti-party activities pic.twitter.com/Vjvn1kur2w— ANI (@ANI) October 22, 2019
"We have held three demonstrations here but the leaders have not conveyed our plight (to BSP chief Mayawati). Therefore, we had to take this step," he said.
On the other hand, BSP supremo Mayawati condemned the incident and termed it as a shameful act and blamed the Congress for it.
कांग्रेस पार्टी ने पहले राजस्थान में बीएसपी विधायकों को तोड़ा और अब मूवमेन्ट को अघात पहुँचाने के लिए वहाँ वरिष्ठ लोगों पर हमला करवा रही है जो अति-निन्दनीय व शर्मनाक है। कांग्रेस अम्बेडकरवादी मूवमेन्ट के खिलाफ काफी गलत परम्परा डाल रही है जिसका जैसे को तैसा जवाब लोग दे सकते हैं।— Mayawati (@Mayawati) October 22, 2019
In a tweet in Hindi, she alleged that the Congress first indulged in horse-trading and now it is organising attacks on BSP leaders in the state.
(With PTI Inputs)