LUCKNOW || In a major political development, the leader of opposition in the state assembly and senior Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leader Swamy Prasad Maurya quit the party.
He also levelled a slew of charges against the party chief Mayawati and said that he was quitting the party because he was feeling “suffocated in the party as Mayawati was selling tickets at a price and had mortgaged the principles and ideologies of the party founded by late Kanshiram”.
Thanking the former chief minister for giving him plum posts in the party he however said that he had discussed various issues bothering his mind with Mayawati in August last year but had found that the Dait leader was not interesting in course correction.
Maurya was considered to be the right hand man of the BSP chief and was made the leader of opposition in the state assembly and was made the national vice-president of the party.
The decision of Maurya is being seen as a major blow to the Dalit party which is aiming to return to power in the 2017 state assembly polls.
He has said that he will disclose his future strategy in some days.