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As SBSP joins NDA, is slain Mukhtar Ansari’s son Abbas part of BJP-led alliance?

New Delhi: Chief of Suheldev Bharatiya Samaj Party (SBSP) Om Prakash Rajbhar on Sunday joined the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) once again in Uttar Pradesh to join forces in the upcoming 2024 Lok Sabha Elections. With the allignment comes a politically signifcant question over Abbas Ansari’s alliance with the party. Since gangster-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari’s son Abbas […]

Edited By : Pranjal Gupta | Updated: Jul 17, 2023 14:06 IST
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New Delhi: Chief of Suheldev Bharatiya Samaj Party (SBSP) Om Prakash Rajbhar on Sunday joined the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) once again in Uttar Pradesh to join forces in the upcoming 2024 Lok Sabha Elections.

With the allignment comes a politically signifcant question over Abbas Ansari’s alliance with the party. Since gangster-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari’s son Abbas is still a MLA from SBSP, the party’s allignment with the NDA makes the former a part of the alliance governed by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

MLA Abbas Ansari from Mau  

MLA from Mau sadar, Abbas is imprisoned in Uttar Pradesh’s Kasganj jail. He is booked under several cases, including money laundering and Arms Act and Public property damage prevention. In the latest, Abbas was presented before the court through video conferencing in a case related to hate speech.

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Rajbhar’s SBSP Breakup with Akhilesh Yadav’s SP

In 2017, the Suheldev Bharatiya Samaj Party had fought the Assembly election under NDA but the two broke up within next two years and the latter joined Akhilesh Yadav’s Samajwadi Party (SP).

After which, the SBSP fought for 19 Assembly seats with SP’s alliance but managed to win only 6. Among these, there was one of Abbas Mukhtar Ansari’s constituency Mau. Due to which, Abbas is being considered to be a part of the NDA after the OP Rajbhar’s allignment.

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First published on: Jul 16, 2023 06:30 PM IST

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