Sacked BSP min to fight against Maya, seeks revenge

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Uttar Pradesh, Jan 11: Rakeshdhar Tripathi, sacked Uttar Pradesh minister, resigned from BSP and will contest against the party as an independent candidate, vowing to avenge his humiliation.

"Mayawati subjected me to humiliation of the worst kind. I would have myself resigned if she had ever told me that my continuance was causing embarrassment to her government. But she chose to announce my dismissal without showing the courtesy to inform me beforehand," he said at Handia, the constituency he represents in the state assembly, about 40 km from here. The former minister said, "I have full faith in the people of Handia and is confident that they will support me in the forthcoming elections which I will contest as an independent to avenge my humiliation."

Mayawati, who is on a party cleaning spree, a statergy cleverly crafted for the upcoming UP polls has sacked 19 ministers till now on charges of corruption.

He had joined BSP in 2007 after ending his association with the BJP.

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