Gangster-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari is set to join Bahujan Samaj Party or BSP in Uttar Pradesh on Thursday after CM Akhilesh Yadav rejected him.
BSP supremo Mayawati is expected to announce entry of Ansari into the party on Thursday, sources said.
Ansari is the sitting legislator from Mau. He approached the BSP after Akhilesh Yadav ignored him completely while deciding Samajwadi Party candidates for the upcoming UP elections. Mukhtar Ansari has been in the BSP before also.
The upcoming UP polls are very crucial as the seven-phase polling will decide the fate of the future party when electorate will exercise their right to vote in the state.