Akash Anand, a nephew of Mayawati, is appointed to oversee BSP’s election preparation in three states


Mayawati, the leader of the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), has charged Akash Anand, her nephew and the party’s national coordinator, with rebuilding the organisation and preparing the party cadre in areas where elections are scheduled.

Gujarat’s assembly elections are scheduled for the end of the year, whereas Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan will hold elections in 2023.

A BSP leader who wished to remain unnamed remarked, “The assembly elections in three states will serve as Akash’s launchpad in the electoral struggle.”

The leader stated that Mayawati has been preparing Anand ever since he returned from London in 2017 after completing his MBA.

In 2019, Anand was chosen to serve as the party’s national coordinator. According to the leader, he oversaw the party’s social media campaigns for the 2022 Uttar Pradesh assembly election as well as its 2019 Lok Sabha election plan.

A second party senior who requested anonymity said, “The BSP chairman has decided to gear him for higher responsibilities by entrusting him with the election tasks in Rajasthan, Gujarat, and Madhya Pradesh.”

Anand is currently visiting Rajasthan quickly and attending talks in various regions. The party, which gained six seats in the 2018 elections, is concentrating on the Dalit-heavy districts of Jodhpur, Jaipur, Bharatpur, Dholpur, Sawai Madhopur, Nagaur, Ganganagar, Barmer, Sikar, and Jhunjhunu.