Lucknow, June 25: BSP supremo Mayawati on Saturday launched a vitriolic attack on Swami Prasad Maurya, saying he was "disloyal" to the party and worked for his own "selfish interest" ignoring his community. She made it clear that he will not be allowed to re-join the party.
"He was disloyal to the party and to his own community. He worked for his own selfish interest and not for his community," she said.
Mayawati was talking to mediapersons ahead of a meeting of the BSP Legislature Party to elect a new leader after Maurya quit the party on June 22 accusing his leader of "auctioning" tickets for the 2017 Assembly elections.
"With his resignation, the post of BSP Legislature Party leader falls vacant automatically. Same is the case with the post of the Leader of the Opposition held by him," she said. In a vitriolic attack on Maurya, she said history will never forgive such a "disloyal and selfish" person.
"He never toiled for Maurya, Shakya, Kushwaha or Saini communities. All that he wanted was for himself and his close family," she said. Mayawati said though Maurya has quit BSP, the community members were solidly behind her party.
The BSP supremo ruled out the possibility of his re-entry into the party, saying history was replete with instances that those who left the party faded into political oblivion. 62-year-old Maurya had said he felt "suffocated" in BSP and accused Mayawati of "auctioning" tickets for next year's Assembly polls while leaving the party on June 22.
Mayawati had earlier slammed him as "habitual party-hopper" and said his departure was a "good riddance" as in any case she would have shown him the door for seeking tickets for his son and daughter as BSP does not promote dynastic politics.
Her comments come a day after Uttar Pradesh PWD Minister and senior SP leader Shivpal Yadav alleged that Maurya has lost his "mental balance" and "needs treatment" and that the BSP has given him "much more than he deserves", while ruling out his induction into SP.