Sunday, May 2, 2010

[ZESTCaste] BSP men with criminal antecedents expelled

Published: May 2, 2010 01:49 IST | Updated: May 2, 2010 01:49 IST
LUCKNOW, May 2, 2010 500

BSP men with criminal antecedents expelled
Atiq Khan

In a bid to refurbish the image of her party, Uttar Pradesh Chief
Minister Mayawati on Saturday expelled nearly 500 Bahujan Samaj Party
workers with alleged criminal antecedents and directed the party
coordinators to submit another list containing the names of tainted
persons on May 13 for further action.

Those ousted from the party belong to 17 divisions of the State as the
list of partymen with alleged criminal record from there was found to
be correct after a thorough verification of their crime record by the
Chief Minister's own sources.

No action has been taken on the list from Mirzapur division, which has
been kept in abeyance. But the BSP coordinator for Mirzapur, Narayan
Das Ahirwar, was expelled from the party for not complying with the
Chief Minister's directives on identifying criminals and anti-social
elements in the BSP. He was charged with taking action against party
workers without verifying their alleged criminal background.

It is not known whether the 500 party workers expelled by Ms. Mayawati
also include some of the "big fish", but an official statement issued
late on Saturday evening said she has directed the party coordinators
to "re-examine" the list of big criminals and mafia elements in the
BSP and submit it to her on May 13.

She warned the coordinators that persons with a criminal background
would not be tolerated in the party as the BSP enjoys a relatively
clean image in contrast to other political parties. Ms. Mayawati's
action followed a two-hour meeting with zonal party coordinators at
her 5 Kalidas Marg official residence. Earlier in the day the Chief
Minister had addressed a meeting of her ministers, MLAs, MLCs and
party office-bearers. After the meeting with the zonal coordinators,
Ms. Mayawati held a separate meeting with senior office-bearers of the
BSP Brahmin "Bhaichara Samiti" (Brahmin brotherhood committee), which
also continued for close to two hours. BSP general secretary and Rajya
Sabha MP Satish Chandra Mishra was present.

According to an official spokesman, Mr. Mishra apprised the Chief
Minister of steps taken to expand party's Brahmin support base as per
her directives.


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