Mulayam’s close aide Ambika Chaudhary joins rival BSP
In a setback to Samajwadi Party ahead of the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections, senior leader and Mulayam Singh Yadav’s aide Ambika Chaudhary on Saturday joined the rival BSP. 56-year-old Chaudhary joined the Bahujan Samaj Party in the presence of Mayawati.
“I have resigned from the posts of Samajwadi Party and I am now joining Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) with full dedication,” Chaudhary told the media.
Expressing his gratitude to the BSP supremo, Chaudhary said, “I am thankful to Behen ji for including me in her party.”
Expressing his disappointment over the ‘unruly’ behaviour of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav towards his father and SP founder Akhilesh Yadav, Chaudhary said the people of Uttar Pradesh are condemning the entire situation.
“I have taken him in the party and he will be given full respect in the BSP at all levels, much more than he was getting in the SP. The party will field him from his old seat in Ballia in the Assembly polls,” Mayawati said.
As per reports, Mayawati has promised Ambica a party ticket from his traditional Phephna seat in Ballia which he had lost in the 2012 Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections.