Lucknow: Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) party chief and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati on Monday asked for the resignation of over 50 party leaders heading various corporations, official sources said.
After becoming Chief Minister in 2007, Mayawati had given plum postings to several of her party leaders, with many given red-beacon cars and enjoying facilities and perks given to ministers of state.
While making the appointments, she had reportedly directed the party leaders to make all possible efforts for strengthening the party's base in their respective regions.
However, Mayawati, who was expecting 40 seats in the Lok Sabha polls, vented her ire at over 50 party leaders as her party managed to get only 20 seats.
According to sources, in the coming days Mayawati may take similar action against several other party leaders over the "poor performance" of her party.