The exodus from Bahujan Samaj Party in Uttar Pradesh continues unabated. Former state BSP president R.S. Kushwaha, on Sunday, joined the Samajwadi Party in the presence of SP chief Akhilesh Yadav.

Former BSP MP Qadir Rama also joined the party on Sunday.

Two senior BSP leaders Lalji Varma and Ram Achal Rajbhar, who were expelled by Mayawati in June this year, are also set to join the SP later this month at a rally in Ambedkar Nagar.

The BSP has already lost seven legislators to the Samajwadi Party last year during the Rajya Sabha biennial elections when the party took support from the BJP to get its candidate elected.

Former MLA Sigbatullah Ansari, brother of jailed don and legislator Mukhtar Ansari has already joined the SP and the indication is that Mukhtar and his elder brother Azfal Ansari, who is presently a BSP MP, will also follow him into the SP.

–IANS

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