Former Union Minister and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Mohammad Ali Ashraf Fatmi on Saturday threatened to contest against party candidate from Madhubani constituency in case he is not given a ticket. A former Member of Parliament, Fatmi told media personnel, "I was working with RJD for the last 30 years but they broke my trust." Fatmi threatened that he will file nomination against the party on April 18 if he is overlooked.
He, however, stated that he will not file his nomination if he is made to stand against the former Union Minister and Congress leader Shakeel Ahmad in the constituency. On April 12, Shakeel had told ANI that he might contest from Madhubani parliamentary constituency in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.
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 Dharbanga. 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. (ANI)
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