Published On: Wed, Apr 17th, 2019

Former union minister Ali Ashraf Fatmi quits RJD

New Delhi: Former Union Minister Ali Ashraf Fatmi on Wednesday resigned from the primary membership of the Lalu Prasad-led Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), following denial of ticket to contest Lok Sabha election from Madhubani parliamentary seat.

Former union minister Ali Ashraf Fatmi

According to sources, Fatmi might contest from Madhubani Lok Sabha seat in Bihar on Mayawati-led Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) ticket.

“After serving the party for 30 years continuously, I resign from the primary membership of the @RJDforIndia party,” the former Member of Parliament (MP) Fatmi tweeted.

A few days ago, Fatmi had told media personnel, “I was working with RJD for the last 30 years but they broke my trust.” Fatmi had threatened that he will file nomination against the party on April 18, if he is overlooked.

Fatmi’s son, Faraz, is presently the RJD MLA from Madhubani constituency.

On March 27, Fatmi had expressed disappointment over speculation that he may not be getting the ticket to contest the Lok Sabha polls from the seat.

He had unsuccessfully contested the 2014 general elections from Darbhanga.

The last day of filing nomination from the seat is April 18. The elections in Madhubani constituency will take place in the fifth phase on May 6. The results will be announced on May 23.


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