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In surprise move, Mayawati vetoes out Kadir Rana's brother's candidature

Charu Kartikeya | Updated on: 15 July 2016, 20:27 IST

BSP has cancelled the ticket allocation to controversial leader Kadir Rana's brother Noor Salim Rana alias Pappu Rana from Charthwal Vidhan Sabha seat in an unexpected move. Kadir Rana was accused of being involved in the 2013 Muzaffarnagar riots.

His name was officially announced by senior leader Nasimmuddin Siddiqui in a one-day convention of BSP workers. Salim Jeidi, husband of Kurshida Fatima (block chief of Charthwal), is the new candidate.

Party workers and local leaders had been upset with Noor Salim since quite some time for ignoring his constituency and failing to visit it for long periods of time. Legislator Noor Salim is a relative of senior BSP leader Munkad Ali and younger brother of former MP Kadir Rana. He was elected from Charthwal seat on a BSP ticket in 2012.

First published: 15 July 2016, 20:27 IST
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Assistant Editor at Catch, Charu enjoys covering politics and uncovering politicians. Of nine years in journalism, he spent six happily covering Parliament and parliamentarians at Lok Sabha TV and the other three as news anchor at Doordarshan News. A Royal Enfield enthusiast, he dreams of having enough time to roar away towards Ladakh, but for the moment the only miles he's covering are the 20-km stretch between home and work.