Lucknow: After the defeat in the recent assembly UP elections, AIMIM has suffered another major jolt as Shah Alam alias Guddu Jamali, the only candidate of the party who saved deposit in the assembly elections, has distanced himself from the party and has rejoined to the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP).
BSP supremo Mayawati on Sunday announced Shah Alam, alias Guddu Jamali, as the party”s candidate from the Azamgarh parliamentary seat, which was recently vacated by Samajwadi Party supremo Akhilesh Yadav.
The BSP has decided to field Jamali for the Azamgarh bypolls, Mayawati said in a statement issued here after a meeting to review the party’s poll performance in Uttar Pradesh. She further said the party has decided to retain its state president Bhim Rajbhar and has appointed three state coordinators– former Meerut MP Munkad Ali, Rajkumar Gautam of Bulandshahr and former MLC (Azamgarh) Dr Vijay Pratap.
The state coordinators will visit all 18 divisions in the state to ensure the implementation of Mayawati’s directives and submit a report to her, the statement said.
On March 22, Yadav resigned as the member of Lok Sabha from Azamgarh constituency, deciding to retain the Karhal assembly seat he won in the recently held Uttar Pradesh polls.