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Tuesday, March 21, 2017


By on Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Bahujan Samaj Party leader Mohammad Shami was shot dead in Allahabad district on Sunday night, hours after Hindutva hardliner Yogi Adityanath administered the oath as chief minister of Uttar Pradesh. Bike-borne assailants shot at Shami in the town of Mau Aima, according to report, and Shami died on the spot. The police arrived soon after and said five bullets had been fired at Shami.
Shami had moved from the Samajwadi Party to the BSP right before this year’s Assembly elections.

The Bharatiya Janata Party had won the Uttar Pradesh elections by a huge mandate, while the once powerful BSP won fewer than 20 seats.