Mayawati's Nephew Akash Anand Back in Leadership Role Amid BSP's Struggles
Mayawati's Nephew Akash Anand Back in Leadership Role Amid BSP's Struggles

Lucknow: Akash Anand, nephew of Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati, was reappointed as the party's national coordinator on Sunday, following a recent defeat in the Lok Sabha elections.

On May 7, Mayawati had removed the 28-year-old Akash Anand from the role, stating he needed to gain more "maturity" before taking on such responsibilities. Despite this, she confirmed that Akash Anand's father, Anand Kumar, would retain his position within the party.

The decision to reinstate Akash Anand was made during a review meeting addressing the party's poor performance in the recent Lok Sabha elections. The BSP failed to win any seats, marking the worst result in its history. This contrasts sharply with the 2019 Lok Sabha elections when the BSP secured 10 out of 80 parliamentary constituencies in Uttar Pradesh, in alliance with the Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party (SP).

The review meeting was chaired by Mayawati and attended by Akash Anand, along with BSP leaders, party coordinators, and district unit presidents from Uttar Pradesh.

Previously, on December 10 of last year, Mayawati had named Akash Anand, who holds an MBA from London, as her successor and appointed him as the party's national coordinator.

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