Lucknow: The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) will not give tickets to ‘bahubali’ or aspirants with criminal antecedents in the Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh next year.
She said that gangster-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari, currently in jail, will not get a ticket from Mau again.
Ansari, lodged in a jail in Banda, faces several pending criminal cases.
Just a few days ago, Ansari’s brother Sigbatullah Ansari joined Akhilesh Yadav’s Samajwadi Party.
In her tweet in Hindi, Mayawati clarified that BSP’s UP president Bhim Rajbhar would contest from Mau Assembly seat instead of Ansari.
BSP’s effort will be to not field ‘bahubali’ and mafia element in the upcoming assembly elections. The name of BSP UP president Bhim Rajbhar has been finalized from Mau, she said in the tweet.
She elaborated that the decision was taken to meet the expectations of people. She also urged the leaders to bear it in mind when they selected candidates for the elections.
She added that she wanted her party to be recognized as a government which followed ‘Sarvajan Hitay, Sarvajan Sukhay’ as its philosophy.
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