State party head Surya Pratap Shahi said that “It is an open allegation of the BJP that it happened as part of a pre-planned conspiracy of the BSP.”
Accusing the Chief Minister of defending tainted ministers, Shahi said that it was because of this Mayawati remained mum over the issue.
He said that “Everyone from the Election Commission to the Lokayukta himself is surprised with the remark. Mayawati should clarify what her intention is.”
Upadhyaya was involved in a controversy after he launched an assault on Lokayukta Justice N K Mehrotra in an election rally in Hathra’s district on Friday and yet endangered to get him removed.
The comment came under the scanner of the Election Commission which said that it was until a report from the Hathras District Magistrate in this regard.