NEW DELHI: A leader of the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) named Arshad Rana from Muzaffarnagar district of UP was seen crying after his election ticket was rejected.
He further went to the police station and complained to OC Anand Dev Mishra that his election ticket has been denied.
Arshad Rana alleged in his statement that two years ago in 2018 he was about to be announced as the Vidhan Sabha candidate after the Charthaawal Constituency in Uttar Pradesh. The ticket was offered to him by politician Shamshuddin Raain.
He further claimed that he was to be offered the election ticket but given the condition of paying money and the BSP leader accepted to pay the amount.
Later Rana was assured of giving the party ticket in presence of various leaders when he was called to a party meeting. The leaders advised him to continue with his work and remain tension-free about the candidate list in the election.
In the process, Rana even had to pay a huge amount of Rupees 67 lakh as an election token. It was said to him that on paying the money his name will be given in the candidate list as per his request.
But even after the financial loss, the leader failed to get the ticket and then he demanded an answer from the party chief. On asking explanation about the deception he was again asked to pay Rupees 50 lakhs.
But unfortunately, all his money went in vain as after some days the Assembly election candidate from Charthaawal Constituency was announced as someone else.
The BSP leader now seeks justice and demanded the party leader to return all his money which they had taken from him in the name of election token.
On a serious note, Rana has also given the threat of committing suicide in front of the headquarters of the Bahujan Samaj Party in the Lucknow area if justice is not served in a correct manner.
There are various allegations of election tickets being sold at high cost in Uttar Pradesh that has come in the focus of the Election Commission.