Ahead of the crucial state polls and national election to come next, the Bahujan Samaj Party is now said to be battling the void left by the departure of several senior leaders.
The exodus came about in the run up to the 2017 assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh.
Mayawati-led BSP has gone back to figure out a second rung of leadership as it prepares for the Lok Sabha polls next year
Almost 150 leaders had quit the BSP around the assembly polls and several of them are now BJP MLAs, a senior leader, who quit the BSP said recently.
Leaders like Naseemudin Siddiqui, Brijesh Pathak and Swami Prasad Maurya, who had become the party faces, are no longer with the BSP.
She has held a series of meetings with the party’s state units and also visited Karnataka where the BSP has entered into a pre-poll alliance with the Janata Dal (S).