Close Rahul aide joins Mayawati's party

Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee Secretary Ashish Shukla, who is considered to be close to Rahul Gandhi, has joined Bahujan Samaj Party, sources said here today.

Shukla joined the BSP in the presence of state Urban Development minister Nakul Dubey yesterday expressing his faith in the party's ideologies, BSP sources said.

Later, Shukla said that Rahul Gandhi was surrounded by sycophants and workers were being neglected in the party.

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