New Delhi, July 17: Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati on Tuesday expelled party vice-chairperson and national coordinator Jai Prakash Singh after he said that Congress President Rahul Gandhi’s foreign blood would not allow him to become the prime ministerial candidate for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. Also Read - Denied BSP Ticket, UP Man Ends His Life; Makes Serious Allegations Against Mayawati in Suicide Note
Distancing herself from Singh’s remarks on Rahul Gandhi, Mayawati said, “I came to know about BSP national coordinator Jai Prakash Singh’s speech in which he spoke against ideology of BSP and also made personal remarks against leadership of rival parties. It’s his personal opinion. So, he has been removed from his post with immediate effect”. Also Read - Even if we Have to Vote For BJP: Mayawati's Attack on SP as She Vows to Defeat Akhilesh's Party in Future Elections
Mayawati further warned the party leaders to refrain themselves from giving statements on alliance with any party for the upcoming Lok Sabha and state assembly polls. Also Read - Bihar Polls: Rahul Gandhi Accuses PM Modi of Not Talking About Problems Like Unemployment Faced by Our Country
“In Uttar Pradesh and in other states as well, until an alliance with a party is announced, members of the Bahujan Samaj Party should refrain from speaking anything about alliance at any level. They should leave it to the High Command,” she added.
In his speech during the BSP’s coordination committee meeting in Lucknow on Monday, Singh said that there would have been some hope for Rahul if he had learned something from his father (former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi), but he can never succeed in Indian politics because he has “foreign blood running in his veins”.
“There would have been some hope if Rahul Gandhi had cared to learn something from his father [former PM Rajiv Gandhi]. He has learnt everything from his mother [Sonia Gandhi], who is a foreigner. Foreign blood flows in his body. Because of this, I can say with confidence that he can never succeed in Indian politics,” he said.
BSP is currently believed to be in talks with the Congress for the upcoming assembly elections in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhatigarh, and with the Samajwadi Party in Uttar Pradesh for Lok Sabha elections.
However, no official announcement has yet been made from the party high command.