Miffed at Facebook photo of candidate touching her feet, Mayawati cancels party ticket

The picture reportedly left Mayawati miffed, resulting in the cancellation of Sangeeta's ticket

By: PTI | Aligarh | Updated: January 13, 2016 5:40 pm
BSP chief mayawati, mayawati ticket, mayawati facebook The picture reportedly left Mayawati miffed, resulting in the cancellation of Sangeeta’s ticket

BSP has cancelled the ticket of its Atrauli seat candidate for the 2017 assembly polls Sangeeta Chowdhury on grounds of indiscipline, after she posted a picture on Facebook in which she and her children are seen touching the feet of party supremo Mayawati.

The picture reportedly left Mayawati miffed, resulting in the cancellation of Sangeeta’s ticket.

BSP district President Arvind Aditya said Sangeeta’s ticket was cancelled due to indiscipline. He, however, did not divulge further details.

Sangeeta’s husband, Dharmendra Chowdhury was earlier the candidate from Atrauli seat, but was murdered in January 2015.

His wife Sangeeta was drafted in as his replacement.

Saddened at the action against her, Sangeeta said it was not her intention to upset Mayawati.

“The motive behind uploading the picture on Facebook was not to upset Mayawatiji but to show my opponents that she is with me and I will win the elections,” she said.

Sangeeta said she would apologise to the BSP supremo for the act.

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First Published on: January 13, 2016 3:40 pm
  1. R
    Rajesh
    Jan 13, 2016 at 12:39 pm
    what drama. Maya had no problem with people licking her feet, the problem is that because of the FB post, everyone knows that BSP are a bunch of bootlickers.
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      dv1936
      Jan 13, 2016 at 11:30 am
      What else to expect in a caste based democracy.
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        madan gupta
        Jan 14, 2016 at 12:12 am
        उस को इसका चुम्मा लेना चाहिए था.
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          P.R.Koduri
          Jan 13, 2016 at 10:46 pm
          We need a new vocabulary and Mirza Ghalib to capture this New Brahmin phenomenon. The more times change, the more they remain the same!
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