Clear from Mayawati; Mukhtar Ansari was denied a ticket by Mahout
The Bahujan Samaj Party has decided not to field Bahubali and Mafia candidates in next year’s Uttar Pradesh elections, party leader Mayawati said on Friday. He clarified that Mukhtar Ansari, who has become a gangster politician, will not get candidature from Mhow constituency.
Mukhtar Ansari’s brother Sigbatullah Ansari has joined Akhilesh Yadav’s Samajwadi Party. Mukhtar Ansari is currently lodged in Banda Jail and several criminal cases have been registered against him. He is currently the MLA of Mhow. Mayawati has said in a Hindi tweet that Bahubali and Mafia will not be fielded in the forthcoming Assembly elections, so BSP state president Bhim Rajbhar is being fielded from Mhow Assembly constituency.
Mukhtar’s brother Afzal Ansari is a BSP MP. He represents Ghazipur. He had defeated BJP’s Manoj Sinha. Sinha is now the Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir. The decision not to nominate criminals and mafias is in line with the expectations of the people. Once the government is formed, we will not hesitate to take action against goons and mafias. The state should have the rule of law. The BSP is now trying to change the image in Uttar Pradesh. He clarified that the Bahujan Samaj Party has kept ‘Sarvajan Hitaya and Sarvajan Sukhaya’ as its original source of inspiration.