One of the key strategists of Bahujan Samaj Party’s famous social engineering formula and Transport Minister Ram Achal Rajbhar launched his son Sanjay Rajbhar in Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls. Sanjay has been fielded from prestigious Akbarpur where his father in 2007 Assembly polls defeated Ram Murti Verma of Samajwadi Party by a margin of 11, 840 votes.

Naturally, the prestige of BSP stalwart is at stake in Akbarpur constituency. This time, junior Rajbhar is facing tough fight from Ram Murti Verma. SP supremo reposed faith in Verma who was rival against Ram Achal in 2007. The Congress has fielded Amit Jaiswal on the seat, while the BJP gave ticket to Ramchandra Upadhayay.

Chief Minister Mayawati’s decision to deny ticket to Ram Achal Rajbhar has stunned many in party. His political stature can be gauged from the fact that he has been part of the Mayawati government during her all the four tenures. The denial of ticket to leaders like Ram Achal shows the BSP’s worry to fight the anti-incumbency factor.