New Delhi : After BSP’s senior pioneer Swami Prasad Maurya quit the party on 22 June and blamed boss Mayawati for “auctioning” tickets for upcoming Assembly elections, Maurya on Friday arrived in Delhi to meet with BJP pioneers, media reports say.

According to sources, Swami Prasad Maurya is likely to join the BJP, meet senior pioneers and may discuss his position in the party.

Prior, at a press conference, Mayawati claimed that the party was happy with Maurya’s choice of leaving BSP.

Maurya then said, “Tickets are being openly auctioned by Mayawati on a large scale. She is not making the right choice of candidates. Tickets are not only on sale in the party, they are being auctioned.”

On 23 June, Samajwadi Party leader and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav dropped hints that his party’s doors were open for Swami Prasad Maurya, and described him as “the right person in the wrong party”.

“The fact that Swami Prasad Maurya was the right person in the wrong party has been amply proved,” Yadav said, a day after the Leader of the Opposition in the state Assembly quit BSP accusing its leader Mayawati of auctioning party tickets for the 2017 Assembly election.

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