Naseemuddin drops audio tape bombs against Mayawati

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Lucknow: The expelled BSP General Secretary Naseemuddin Siddiqui on Thursday dropped as many as half dozen Mayawati “audio tape bombs” accusing the BSP Supremo of forcing him to pay Rs 50 crore to her and collect money from ticket-seekers before Assembly polls 2017.

SRAWAN SHUKLA

SRAWAN SHUKLA

The author is a Lucknow-based independent journalist with over 25 years experience in media - print, television and digital. He started his career with the Pioneer, working later with The Times of India, Newstime, Hyderabad and Tehelka. He also worked with Zee News and ETV (UP). He was Editor (U.P.) of bhaskar.com and later founded Newstrack.com.

On Wednesday, senior BSP leader Naseemuddin and his son Afzal Siddiqui were expelled from the BSP by Mayawati on charges of carrying out anti-party activities and collecting money from ticket-seekers. He was also charged with buying benami properties. Many BSP office-bearers, MLCs and senior party leaders quit the BSP to support Naseemuddin.

Launching a blistering attack on BSP Supremo, Naseemuddin launched a counter-offensive against Mayawati, her brother Anand Kumar and Satish Chandra Mishra and Company. He released as many as half a dozen audio CDs in support of his serious allegations against the BSP Supremo.

The ousted BSP leader claimed that he has over 150 such audio CDs of Mayawati to expose her, Anand Kumar and Satish Mishra and Company. “Earth will shake if I released all audio CDs,” he threatened.

“She asked me to raise 50 crore for the party. When I showed inability, she directed me to sell off my properties but arrange the money at any cost,” charged the ousted leader. In support of this charge, he released CDs in which Mayawati was repeatedly reminding of delay in arranging the money he was asked.

She blamed Naseemuddin that many of the candidates recommended by him have not deposited what they had promised. “They have not even submitted books of membership and not cleared their dues. Call them at my residence to settle their accounts,” she said in audio tapes.

The expelled BSP leader said that he was blamed for Muslims not supporting the BSP during 2017 Assembly polls. He alleged that she was so annoyed that she abused and called bearded Muslims (Maulanas) “Dogs” and Muslims as “traitors”. “She even went to the extent of calling herself bigger than BSP founder Kanshi Ram,” alleged Siddiqui.

During a review meeting, Nasseemuddin said that Mayawati had stated that in 2002 Assembly elections Kanshi Ram took away all the money to Punjab with a promise to return with power. “While I managed more than 100 seats in Uttar Pradesh, Kanshi Ram could not open account in Punjab. I proved him wrong,” he quoted Mayawati as saying. “How can she belittle contribution of Kanshi Ramji who founded the party. When I pointed that to her, she threatened me to throw him out,” claimed he.

“Satish Mishra and Company has held her (Mayawati) captive and she speaks and understand only his language. This will soon take the BSP to its political end,” he feared appealing Bahujan and Sarva Samaj to save the party from Mayawati and her cronies to keep the mission of Dr Ambedkar alive.

Serving the party for over 34 years, Naseemuddin vehemently refuted charges leveled against him. He released another CD in which Mayawati was asking him to stay back in Uttar Pradesh till municipal polls whereas Satish Mishra had charged him on Wednesday that despite directions he did not take up the Madhya Pradesh charge.

On his loyalty to BSP, he claimed that he sacrificed his daughter to make her win from Bilsi in Badayun in 2002. “My daughter was terminally ill and when I begged her for leave but she denied outrightly saying that you are my agent how can you leave my election. She did not even allow me to attend my only daughter’s burial,” he said.

On charges of benami properties, Siddiqui clarified that he was given a clean chit by the CBI and Supreme Court in Taj Corridor scam while Maywati was still facing the dispropotinate asset (DA) case against her. “Later, I got clean chit from the Enforcement Directorate (ED), Lokayukta and even Vigilance,” he claimed.

“I have all details how Anand Kumar became a man of Rs 1000 crore and how Satish Mishra’s assets rose from Rs 9 crore to 200 crores within five years. I will release list of their properties when time comes,” he threatened claiming that he was continuously tortured by Anand Kumar and Satish Mishra and Company.

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