Mayawati’s influence over the party men was once again witnessed on Thursday when a few senior party leaders of Bahujan Samaj Party and family members of mafia-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari were seen barefoot at her party office in Lucknow, while ‘Behanji’ was wearing sandals.
Mayawati announced candidature of Quami Ekta Dal chief Mukhtar Ansari, his brother Sibakatulla Ansari and his son
Abbas Ansari for the UP Assembly elections right after inducting them in the party fold. Ansari kin also ditched their slippers at the party function.
Ansari was given the BSP ticket from Mau Sadar constituency, while brother Sibakatullah and son Abbas were given party tickets from Mohammadabad and Ghosi seats, respectively.