BSP chief Mayawati declares nephew Akash Anand as her political successor

Bahujan Samaj Party President Mayawati and her nephew party's national coordinator Akash Anand . Photo: IANS

Lucknow: BSP chief Mayawati on Sunday declared her nephew Akash Anand as her political successor, a party office-bearer said.

"Akash (Anand) has been declared the 'uttaradhikari (heir)' by Mayawatiji," Udayveer Singh, the BSP's Shahjahanpur district unit chief, told reporters.

"He (Anand) has been given the responsibility to strengthen the party organisation all over the country except Uttar Pradesh," Singh added.

The party's official statement, however, did not mention any such decision.

Singh said Mayawati announced the decision during a meeting in the district that was attended by party leaders from across the country.

Singh said, "She (Mayawati) said he (Anand) will be her heir after her."

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