JD(U)’s Kishanganj nominee goes Sabir Ali way, but with a difference
Patna,(BiharTimes): In another major blow to the Janata Dal (United) its candidate from Kishanganj parliamentary seat, Akhtar-ul-Iman, on Tuesday announced his withdrawal from contest in the larger interest of “aman, prem aur bhaichargi.” (Peace, amity and brotherhood.)
Making this announcement in the media he termed this move as ‘qurbani’ (sacrifice) for the Hindu-Muslim unity in Kishanganj.
Three weeks back the Janata Dal (United)’s candidate from Seohar, Sabir Ali, publicly praised BJP’s prime ministerial pick, Narendra Modi. He was immediately expelled from the party for life.
As the last date of filing the nomination papers had not expired the party subsequently named Shahid Ali Khan, who is a minister in the Nitish cabinet, as its candidate.
However, Akhtar-ul-Iman did not bat for the BJP, but said that he had done so for the larger interest of the secular forces.
Political observers are of the view that the truth is that Akhtar-ul-Iman took this decision because he smelt defeat in the election. Since he had resigned from the RJD and has given up his Kocha Dhaman seat in Kishanganj and joined the Janata Dal (United) he has been left with little option.
Akhtarul Iman, Tuesday said he won't contest the Lok Sabha election so as not to divide the anti-BJP votes.
Like Sabir Ali Akhtar-ul-Iman has landed in no-man’s land of politics.