Will make nephew join BSP movement, give him chance to learn: Mayawati

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Updated: Jan 17, 2019, 05:40 PM(IST)

File photo of Mayawati. Photograph:( Zee News Network )

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She said the rise in the BSP's popularity after its alliance with the Samajwadi Party has created unrest among some parties and leaders

Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati on Thursday said that she will make her nephew Akash join the BSP "movement" and give him a chance to learn, reported news agency PTI.

Reacting to allegations of nepotism levelled against her in a press conference in Lucknow, Mayawati announced that she will make her nephew Akash join the BSP "movement" and give him a chance to learn. 

She said the rise in the BSP's popularity after its alliance with the Samajwadi Party has created unrest among some parties and leaders. 

"Rise in the popularity of BSP and its alliance with SP has created unrest among parties and leaders who are anti-Dalits and casteist, she said added that ''instead of fighting us fair and square they are making absurd remarks against us and conspiring with some casteist and anti-Dalit TV channels''.

Her comments follow reports in a section of the media that her nephew would be her heir apparent.

Accusing the "casteist and anti-Dalit" media of raising issues of nepotism, she said she was a disciple of Kanshi Ram and would give them a befitting reply. 

If anyone has problems with that, so be it, her party does not care, Mayawati said.

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