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Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leader Mohammad Shami was shot dead by bike-borne assailants in the town of Mau Aima in Allahabad district on Sunday night, hours after the swearing-in ceremony of Yogi Adityanath as the UP Chief Minister.
According to police reports, 5 bullets had been fired at Shami who died on the spot.
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Earlier a part of the Samajwadi Party, Shami had defected and joined BSP before the Assembly Elections 2017.
Considered to be a powerful party in UP, BSP fared badly in the recent elections.