Mayawati says BSP won’t filed ‘bahubali’, mafia candidates; no Mukhtar Ansari from Mau | India News – Times of India

LUCKNOW: The BSP will make efforts to not area ‘bahubali’ (strongmen) or mafia candidates in subsequent yr’s Uttar Pradesh polls, get together supremo Mayawati mentioned Friday, saying that jailed gangster-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari won’t be given a celebration ticket from Mau once more.
She mentioned BSP state president Bhim Rajbhar will contest from Mau seat, at the moment represented by Mukhtar Ansari who’s lodged in a jail in Banda, with a number of prison circumstances pending towards him.
Mayawati’s announcement comes days after Mukhtar Ansari’s brother Sigbatullah Ansari joined the Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party.
“In upcoming assembly polls, the BSP’s effort will be to not field ‘bahubali’ and mafia elements. So, the name of Bhim Rajbhar, the BSP UP president, has been finalised from the Mau assembly seat in place of Mukhtar Ansari,” she mentioned in a tweet in Hindi.
Mukhtar’s one other brother, Afzal Ansari, is a BSP MP who represents the Ghazipur seat. He had defeated the BJP’s Manoj Sinha, who’s now the Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir.
Mayawati mentioned the choice to not area prison and mafia parts has been taken to fulfill individuals’s expectation as she appealed to get together leaders to maintain this in thoughts whereas selecting candidates. “So that there is no problem in taking strict action against such elements once the government is formed.”
She added, “Alongside ensuring ‘a rule of law, by law’, the BSP’s resolve is to also change Uttar Pradesh’s image now.”
She mentioned the BSP’s must be often called the federal government that follows the philosophy of ‘Sarvajan Hitay and Sarvajan Sukhay’ (common good).

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