Hardly a week after Swami Prasad Maurya left BSP accusing Mayawati of auctioning party seats, another important leader, national general secretary R K Chowdhary also resigned from the party.
Chowdhary, a senior leader who was close associate of Kanshi Ram, accused Mayawati of making BSP her personal fiefdom.
He was a prominent Dalit face of the BSP.
Chowdhary alleged that money ruled the roost now in the party.
Money lenders, property dealers and land mafia had found a footing in the BSP “which once championed the Dalit cause”, he said.
He accused Mayawati of raising money for her own family.
“She is raking moolah big time to give ticket (to candidates) and the party has become some kind of a real estate company now.”
Chowdhary claimed there would be a series of desertions from the BSP in the coming days — ahead of assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh next year.
Chowdhary had quit the BSP in 2001 too but returned later.
He has not revealed his future political plans.
Maurya who was the OBC face of the party and opposition leader has already started discussion with BJP.
BJP is desperately trying to woo the leaders from other parties ahead of 2017 Assembly poll. BJP has already declared that the fight will be them and ruling SP in the next election.