Mayawati's brother Anand and Aakash were introduced to BSP party workers in September 2017. The introduction – that came at a time when Anand was already being projected as Mayawati’s heir – was taken as the launch of Akash's political career.
According to one Jeetlal Vishwakarma of Bhaluhi village in Sonbhadra, the accused — Kamlesh and Sanjay, who are from the same district — had asked his brother Rajendra (16) in November to find people for a job in Haryana.
Nishad Party president Sanjay Nishad said, “Let the media speculate. I have already talked to them (SP) and in a day or two, things will be clear. We are going to have a meeting soon. The SP will give us seats from its share,” Sanjay said.
Asked about the proposed grand alliance, he said, “Others might be tense about seat-sharing but we are not. We only discussed the political situation and failures of the BJP government. We will say more on it when everything is decided. Keep the suspense for now.”
A team, comprising the district Basic Shiksha Adhikari (BSA) who also holds the additional charge of District Inspector of Schools (DIOS) and the tehsildar, has been asked to conduct an inquiry into the allegations and submit a report in three days.
While the Technical Education Directorate could not confirm the exact number of seats reduced by the AICTE, an approximate figure would be 8,000 seats out of total 36,000 polytechnic seats in 141 government and 19 aided polytechnics for 2019-20.
Gorakhpur Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Sunil Gupta, who has started ‘Operation Asmita’, said, “It is an extension of the anti-Romeo squads, and is focused on preventive steps to curb such crimes."
Moments after the death of Pratyush Mani Tripathi (38) at KGMU’s trauma centre, his family members and supporters staged a protest outside, raising slogans against Lucknow SSP Kalanidhi Naithani. Heavy police force was deployed on the premises.