UP Chief Minister and BSP president Mayawati has denied more than 110 of her sitting MLAs, including several ministers, tickets for the Assembly elections next month.
Releasing the list of 403 candidates on her 56th birthday at the party headquarters here on Sunday, Mayawati said she had tried to cleanse the party of undesirable elements who had entered the BSP in 2007.
“They tried to damage the image of the party and the government. They had even influenced the party’s old cadre. For this reason, stern action was taken against several ministers and MLAs and they have been denied party ticket too,” she told reporters.