A serious political row has erupted over the Congress’ resolution to area former president of the Aligarh Muslim College College students’ Union, Maskoor Ahmad Usmani from a seat in Darbhanga district within the upcoming Meeting elections in Bihar. The grand previous celebration, which is contesting elections in an alliance with Lalu Prasad’s RJD, has named Usmani as its nominee from the Jale Meeting seat.
A resident of Darbhanga, Usmani had gained the AMU’s college students union election in 2017. He gained media consideration again in 2018 when a portrait of Pakistan founder Muhammad Ali Jinnah was present in a corridor of the varsity.
Usmani additionally took a proactive half in protests in opposition to the Citizenship (Modification) Act (CAA), and the Nationwide Register of Residents (NRC) final 12 months.
Firebrand BJP chief and Union minister Giriraj Singh has slammed the Congress celebration for fielding a candidate who seconds Jinnah’s ideology. Singh sought to know from the Congress whether or not it helps Jinnah who was accountable for the partition in 1947.
He additionally puzzled if JNU scholar Sharjeel Imam would be the grand alliance’s star campaigner in Bihar. Imam is an accused within the Delhi riots case and at present behind the bars.
“Congress and Mahagathbandhan leaders need to reply the nation if the Jale candidate helps Jinnah. Congress and Mahagathbandhan have to inform if additionally they assist Jinnah? Will Sharjeel Imam be their star campaigner?” he requested.
Congress chief Rishi Mishra additionally lashed out on the celebration chief over its alternative of the candidate from Jale Vidhan Sabha seat. Rishi had give up Nitish Kumar’s Janata Dal (United) final 12 months and joined the Congress.
“It’s a merciless joke. I left JD(U) to contest from Jale. I might have been okay if another person received a ticket however they gave it to a Jinnah follower who has sedition case in opposition to him. He places Jinnah’s photograph in his workplace,” she mentioned.
The Jale constituency will go to polls within the third and last section on November 7. The outcomes shall be declared on November 10.