Mayawati had expelled Siddiqui and his son Afzal on Wednesday, accusing him of involvement in anti-party activities.
At a crowded press conference here, an angry Siddiqui levelled a allegations against his former political boss Mayawati and some other BSP leaders claimed that he had so much material that it could cause an "earthquake". Rebutting the charges levelled by the BSP when he was expelled, Siddiqui played six audio clippings of his "telephonic conversations" with Mayawati to support his allegation that he was asked to pay Rs 50 crore by selling his property.
Regarding her alleged demands for money, Ms Mayawati said Mr Siddiqui had kept money donated to the party by its various members.
As for Siddiqui's charge that Mayawati used derogatory language against the Muslims, she said she had always respected the minorities and his claims were a "bundle of lies".
He also claimed that his life was under threat.
It may be recalled that Siddiqui was expelled from BSP along with his son, on charges that they were working against the interests of the party. Sources in the party said the expulsion could be Ms Mayawati's attempt to distance herself and her party from Mr Siddiqui, who faces several corruption cases that may be pursued by the new BJP government led by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.
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BSP supremo Mayawati had carried out a major organisational rejig after the assembly polls and launched her brother Anand Kumar in active politics making him the party's vice-president. Naseemuddin Siddiqui said he knew he will be thrown out of the party one day. "When I expressed my inability to pay the amount she asked me to sell all my property to raise the money", Siddiqui said adding that he still said yes although it was very hard to get even one-fourth of the amount due to demonetisation. Referring to the various charges levelled against him at the time of his expulsion, Siddiqui said they were baseless. "If he can record party president's call and tamper it as per convenience then how can he be expected to fulfill responsibilities", she said.
She did not even give me an audience to explain whatever was said against me, he said.
Naseemuddin joined the BSP in 1990. "I want the receipt books back", says a voice resembling Mayawati's.
The BSP had expelled the senior MLA and his son for alleged "anti-party" activities.
He also claimed that during a meeting on April 19 Mayawati had tried to belittle Kanshi Ram by comparing party's showing in Uttar Pradesh and Punjab Assembly polls. "I will expose it all to you", he said, according to India Today.