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BSP worker Arshad Rana cries after being denied a ticket in upcoming UP election

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A video of BSP worker Arshad Rana sobbing inconsolably after being denied a ticket in the upcoming election in Uttar Pradesh has surfaced on Friday. "Tamasha bana diya (They made a joke out of me). I never thought this would happen. You promise me a ticket and then you give it to someone else. You people must have been seeing the daily advertisements on paper and the hoardings. I did everything," the BSP leader said. "I have been working for the party for 24 years. On December 18, 2018, I was formally declared the possible candidate from Charthawal for the 2022 polls. Since then, I have been working here for four years," Arshad Rana said.Dejected Rana has made a long post on Facebook, describing what has happened. In the post, he has also threatened to end his life. According to Rana, Shamsuddin Raeen had announced him as the possible candidate in 2018. For the last past months, Reen had stopped all contacts with Rana. Now, another leader Satish Kumar has asked for another ₹50 lakh. "I told him that I will talk to my mother first. As I discussed with my mother, she said that we do not have that much money, but we can sell some property to fulfil my ambition of contesting the election. So I called Satish Kumar ji and told him that I can give ₹25 lakh now and the rest will be paid later. He told me not to say these things explicitly over thephone. I asked him shall I say ₹25 instead of ₹25 lakh. I have evidence of all this," Rana said.


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