A day after he was expelled from BSP, Naseemuddin Siddiqui today alleged that Mayawati had demanded Rs 50 crore from him while also accusing her of having made objectionable remarks against Muslims.
At a crowded press conference in Lucknow, an angry Siddiqui levelled a allegations against his former political boss Mayawati and some other BSP leaders claimed that he had so much material that it could cause an “earthquake”.
He also claimed that there was a threat to his life.
Rebutting point-wise the charges levelled against him by at the time of his expulsion yesterday, Siddiqui played six audio clippings of his telephonic conversations with Mayawati to back his allegation that money had been demanded from him.
Siddiqui said he possessed 150 such audio clippings.
“She (Mayawati) was sore after the dismal showing of the BSP in the recent Assembly elections and termed Muslims as betrayers for not voting for the party,” Siddiqui alleged.
Accusing Mayawati of having referred to “bearded Muslims as dogs”, Siddiqui claimed he had objected to the remark.
He also attacked BSP general secretary Satish Misra, alleging he was trying to weaken the party.
“BSP is being knowingly weakened by Mayawati and Anand Kumar (her brother) under a conspiracy by Satish Mishra and Company…people are also of the view that since Mayawati has attained the height which she wanted to reach, she herself wants to end BSP so that no other among the Dalit Samaj could reach this far,” a visibly angry Siddiqui said.
The former BSP leader said that he had “solid evidence” against Mayawati but would only speak about the charges levelled against him as of now.
“I have so much material that if I open my mouth it can cause an earthquake….I know her more than anyone else…if I give the proof against Mayawati, Anand and Mishra it will be a big ‘tamasha’,” he said.
BSP is totally under the grip of Mishra and company, Mayawati is being blackmailed by them, he claimed.
Continuing his tirade, Siddiqui alleged that Mayawati had a criminal gang who could set any leader’s house on fire or even get someone murdered.
During the April 19 party meeting she also tried to belittle Kanshi Ram by comparing party’s showing in Uttar Pradesh and Punjab Assembly polls, Siddiqui said.
He appealed to Dalits and ‘Sarvsamaj’ to save the party and the mission of Kanshi Ram and Baba Saheb which had been crushed by Mayawati.
Naseemuddin alleged that all BSP MLAs had to pay Mayawati. He claimed that even his wife, who was a BSP MLC had given money to her.
To a question about BJP leader Swati Singh against whom Siddiqui had raised derogatory slogans after her husband Daya Shankar Singh’s adverse comments against Maywati, he said that his video clippings could be checked as he never said anything wrong against her.
Siddiqui said he faced a threat to his life from Mayawati.
Referring to the various charges levelled against him at the time of his expulsion, Siddiqui said they were baseless.
Yesterday, BSP had expelled Siddiqui, its most prominent Muslim face, and his son from the party for carrying out “anti-party” activities.