As images emerged of Akhilesh Yadav greeting Mayawati on her birthday and gifting her a scarf, a younger man standing subsequent to the Bahujan Samaj Get together (BSP) drew media consideration. Mayawati immediately confirmed that he’s the son of her youthful brother, and hit out at these “focusing on her nephew”.
Akash Anand, 24, has been seen in a number of images alongside Mayawati and different high BSP leaders. His father Anand Kumar, Mayawati’s brother, is a former BSP vp. Akash has not simply been seen at a number of BSP occasions but in addition has accompanied his aunt on the 2017 Uttar Pradesh state ballot marketing campaign.
There was hypothesis within the media that the MBA is being groomed for an even bigger position. Mayawati immediately appeared to verify that at the same time as she hit out at nepotism accusations from her critics.
“I’m a disciple of Kanshi Ram, so to offer a ‘tit for tat’ reply I’ll make Akash be a part of the BSP motion and make him study. If some casteist and anti-Dalit part of the media has an issue with that, then let or not it’s. Our social gathering does not care,” Mayawati mentioned in her assertion.
Mayawati has at all times denied selling her relations within the social gathering and in Could, she had declared that nobody in her household could be given a publish. In 2007, she had additionally introduced that her successor wouldn’t be from her household.
The previous chief minister mentioned her youthful brother and his household had been struggling since 2003 to help her. “He has been selflessly supporting the social gathering,” she mentioned.
The excitement about her nephew was linked to nervousness amongst rival events about her alliance with former enemy Samajwadi Get together in Uttar Pradesh for the nationwide election, Mayawati mentioned.
“The rise within the reputation of BSP and its alliance with SP has created unrest amongst events and leaders who’re anti-Dalits. As a substitute of preventing us truthful and sq., they’re making absurd remarks in opposition to us and conspiring with TV channels,” she mentioned. “We all know give it again to them.”