Lucknow: In a surprise move, Congress fielded
tainted former BSP minister Anis Ahmed Khan alias Phool Babu
as the party candidate from Bisalpur Assembly seat in Pilibhit
The party changed its earlier announced candidate Dev
Swarup Patel from the seat and yesterday decided on fielding
Phool Babu from the seat, Congress sources here said.
To questions, they said that they are not aware of the
developments and the decision has been taken at the top level.
No formal announcement has also been made in this regard,
Khan was sacked by Chief Minister Mayawati following
reports of misuse of his MLA fund. He was also denied a ticket
Khan was the minorities welfare minister. Polling on the
seat is scheduled for March 3.