Lucknow: Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayavati on January 15 released the first list of candidates for upcoming UP assembly elections.
She also released 17th edition of parties blue book on her 66th birthday at BSP party office in Lucknow Uttar Pradesh India on Saturday.
The BSP supremo on Thursday also announced the entry of two new candidates, including former Congressman Imran Masood’s brother, for western Uttar Pradesh in the upcoming polls.
In a tweet, the Mayawati announced Salman Sayeed as the party’s candidate from Charthawal and Noman Masood from Gangoh Assembly constituencies.
“Salman Sayeed, son of former Uttar Pradesh home minister Saiduzzaman, met the BSP president late on January 12 and joined the BSP after quitting the Congress. Sayeed has been fielded by the BSP as its candidate from Charthawal,” Mayawati tweeted in Hindi.
In a related tweet, she wrote, “Noman Masood, nephew of former union minister Rashid Masood and brother of Imran Masood also joined the BSP yesterday (Wednesday) leaving the Lok Dal. The BSP chief has made him the candidate of her party from Gangoh Assembly seat.”
It is to be mentioned that, Imran Masood had recently quit the Congress and joined the Samajwadi Party.