As Congress Poaches All Six BSP MLAs In Rajasthan, Mayawati Creates Major Twitter OutrageBSP Chief Mayawati (Ajay Aggarwal/ Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

In a big jolt to Mayawati's Bahujan Samajwadi Party (BSP) in Rajasthan, all of its six MLAs have joined the Congress.

With this merger, the Congress increased its seat tally to 106 seats in the 200 strong Assembly. The MLAs submitted their resignation letter to the assembly speaker C P Joshi at 10.30 PM yesterday (16 September).

The MLAs have been identified as Rajendra Guda, Jogendra Avana, Wajib Ali, Lakhan Singh Meena, Sandeep Yadav and Deepchand Kheriya.

These six MLAs have been in constant touch with Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot. And on Monday night before heading to the Assembly they again met him.

Earlier, BSP was giving support to the Congress from outside.

The BSP state president Seetaram Meghwal and state-in-charge Dharamveer Ashok expressed ignorance to the entire development.

"Had we known, we would have never allowed this to happen," they said.

BSP supremo Mayawati after hearing of the news outraged on Twitter by accusing Congress of betrayal as the BSP was supporting it in Rajasthan from the outside.

She also accused the Congress of being anti-Dalit and a trenchant critic of Ambedkar’s policies.

With inputs from IANS

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