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Mayawati asked for Rs 50 cr, called me blackmailer, alleges Siddiqui

A day after he was expelled from the party, Naseemuddin Siddiqui alleged today that Mayawati had demanded Rs 50 crore from him and made objectionable remarks against Muslims, charges which the BSP supremo trashed while calling him a "blackmailer".

At a crowded press conference here, an angry Siddiqui levelled a spate of allegations against Mayawati saying he had enough material to cause an "earthquake".

He also claimed that there was a threat to his life.

Siddiqui played six audio clippings of his phone conversations with Mayawati to support his allegation that money had been demanded from him.
Siddiqui claimed he had 150 such recordings.

"She (Mayawati) was sore at the dismal showing of the BSP in the recent Assembly elections and termed Muslims as betrayers for not having voted for the party," he alleged.

Accusing Mayawati of having referred to "bearded Muslims as dogs", Naseemuddin said he had objected to the remark.
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