Expelled BSP leader Naseemuddin Siddiqui on Thursday said that BSP Supremo Mayawati had insulted Muslims after her party's crushing defeat in assembly polls and that he and his son were expelled on false charges. As per Siddiqui, Mayawati called Muslims “traitors" and “bearded dogs” for not voting for her. Mayawati’s affinity to profanity is an open secret and is usually talked about in hushed circles.
Siddiqui, promising an ‘earthquake’ (no, not of the Rahul Gandhi variety), played 6 audio clips of his conversations with Mayawati to back his allegation that money was demanded from him. No one felt a tremor; however, Siddiqui said he has in store about 150 CDs on Mayawati which would definitely bring about an “earthquake in the whole world, not just the country”. The Richter scale was not mentioned though J.
In the press conference, Siddiqui alleged that Mayawati demanded Rs. 50 Crore after party’s rout in UP assembly elections. Within a span of two hours Mayawati termed Siddiqui as ‘taping blackmailer’ and there’s ‘nothing new’ in the said clips as they have been “edited by him because they have my voice but not his”.
There were some cryptic dialogues about ‘books of membership’ and ‘settlement’. As per Mayawati the money she asked, belongs to this party of ‘poor and oppressed’. The amount was not disclosed. Siddiqui, on the other hand, said he was asked to sell his properties or take a loan from his relatives. Mayawati said that this 'selling off property' was offered by Naseemuddin Siddiqui himself and she asked him not to speak of such 'useless things' as her phone is being tapped.
Does not matter Siddiqui's reputation; this is not the first time an allegation of such proportions has landed on her. Swami Prasad Maurya, who has now joined BJP, claimed that Mayawati is running 'Money for ticket' syndicate, where candidates get to contest on BSP ticket only when a certain amount has been deposited in Mayawati's coffers. Also, agreed the real state is in shambles, but a particular real estate tycoon, who launched outrageous projects and flourished, is struggling to meet his project completion deadlines ever since Mayawati lost her chief ministership.
There are rumors that she intends to bring her brother into politics and whose wealth has increase manifold ever since Mayawati joined politics. It doesn't take Sherlock Holmes to figure out that this smoke is not without a fire.
Whatever the case maybe, it is high time Indians rise up beyond the politics of religion, caste, creed, sex and choose the candidate whose election manifesto makes sense; choose a candidate whose schemes do not talk about benefiting only a certain segment of the society - but the constituency as a whole.
Of course, for this to happen, certain societies have to evolve and move on from topics of ‘infidels’, ‘kaffirs’, and ‘dhimmi’, to Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam ([entire] earth [indeed] is family). Forget the earth; let's focus on India for now, yes?
Posted On : 12-May-2017