Mayawati declares nephew Akash Anand as her successor: reporttext_fields
Lucknow : Bahujan Samaj Party President Mayawati on Sunday made her nephew Akash Anand the successor to lead the BSP.
Akash Anand holds the official position of BSP's national coordinator.
However, Mayawati ,addressing a party meeting here, said she would continue to hold charge of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand, but Akash Anand would take decisions regarding other states.
Earlier in August, BSP had launched a 14-day ‘Sarvajan Hitay, Sarvajan Sukhay’ Sankalp Yatra' led by Akash Anand.
Leading up to the 2019 general elections, Anand gained media attention after Mayawati declared her nephew becoming part of the BSP movement familiarizing him the intricacies of politics.
Anand reportedly introduced his aunt to what was previously called Twitter.
Following the Election Commission's 48-hour campaign ban on Mayawati in 2019, Akash made his debut on the political stage, addressing his first rally and encouraging people to support the SP-BSP-RLD alliance.
IANS with edits