The sacked minister in a press conference alleged that Mayawati demanded Rs 4 cr for BSP ticket and he was sacked after he refused to pay her the money. He was also asked to buy a prime property in her name in Noida, he alleged.
With the elections on its way and the BSP government undergoing a major image clean up drive, the grave allegations only leave another stain on the Maya government.
Earlier on Monday, Jan 2, sacked BSP minister Avdesh Verma, who was denied BSP ticket, had pledged his loyalty to the BJP.
Overcome by emotions, he broke down in front of the cameras and later gave an insight into the chief minister's lavish lifestyle.
He alleged that Mayawati likes to party around and was clueless about the problems of the state and the people. He also alleged that she led a lavish lifestyle.
Mayawati has so far sacked 21 ministers in the last six months, which many claim is a crafted strategy for the upcoming UP Polls, that will begin on Feb 4.