Uttar Pradesh Elections 2017: Samajwadi Party strongman Vijay Mishra joins BSP; says Akhilesh Yadav-led party is ‘anti-Brahmin’

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Updated: February 17, 2017 12:45:06 PM

Senior Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Vijay Mishra has joined hands with Mayawati claiming that Akhilesh Yadav-led party is 'anti-Brahmin'.

Akhilesh Yadav government, Akhilesh Yadav, BSP chief Mayawati, Congress, Uttar Pradesh, assembly election, Vijay Mishra joins BSP, Ram Gopal YadavSenior Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Vijay Mishra has joined hands with Mayawati claiming that Akhilesh Yadav-led party is ‘anti-Brahmin’. (Source: IE)

In a big boost to the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) ahead of the Assembly elections, senior Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Vijay Mishra has joined hands with Mayawati claiming that Akhilesh Yadav-led party is ‘anti-Brahmin’. “SP is anti-Brahmin. Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav is surrounded by sycophants,” he said while joining BSP in the presence of its national general secretary Satish Chandra Mishra. The three-time MLA from Gyanpur seat shifted to the opposition party after he was denied ticket from his traditional seat. The ruling party in the state has fielded former MP Ram Rati Bind as its candidate from the seat.

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As per media reports, Mishra believes that Brahmins are insulted in the Samajwadi Party. He also claimed that SP will loose its frontier from the Purvanchal region. Earlier it was speculated that Mishra would quit the party and will contest Assembly elections as an Independent candidate. The former SP strongman, in the past, who had also contested elections from jail for SP, has now vowed on the party and said that he will now work on defeating their candidates in areas such as Mirzapur, Sonebhadra, Kaushambi and Allahabad etc.

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Mishra has also claimed that party leaders Akhilesh and Ram Gopal Yadav have given him life threats as he knew ‘many secrets’ of the party. The new BSP leader has also said that his wife who is the MLC from Mirzapur-Sonebhadra has informed about the same to the President, Prime Minister and Election Commission. Though, his wife is still with SP, but he said that party is free to expel her if it wants.

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