Mayawati expels Mukhtar Ansari from BSP

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Lucknow, April 17 (ANI): Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati has expelled criminal-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari and his brother Afzal Ansari from the party.

A press release issued on Friday by the party said that the decision to expel them was being taken as the two were involved in anti-party and criminal activities.

Both Afzal and Mukhtar are currently in jail in connection with the murder of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator Krishnanand Rai.

According to the release, Mukhtar had failed to live up to the expectations of the BSP where he was given entry on the promise that he would mend his ways.

Recently, during a raid in Ghazipur jail, authorities recovered mobile phones and other objectionable material from Mukhtar's possession.

He was also found to be regularly meeting people and running his criminal empire from the jail premises. (ANI)

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