Mayawati sacks party leader over Rahul remarks


Lucknow, July 17: BSP chief Mayawati on Tuesday sacked senior party leader Jai Prakash Singh, a day after he triggered a row by saying that foreign blood won’t let Congress President Rahul Gandhi succeed in Indian politics and lead the country. “I came to know about Jai Prakash Singh’s speech in which he spoke against the ideology of the BSP and also made personal remarks against the leadership of rival parties. It’s his personal opinion. So, he has been removed from his post with immediate effect,” Mayawati said in a statement.

The removal came after Jai Prakash Singh said at a public meeting on Monday that Gandhi had grown up like his mother Sonia Gandhi and not like his father and former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. (IANS)