LJP`s Delhi MLA joins RLD ahead of MCD polls
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Last Updated: Thursday, March 29, 2012, 17:41
  
New Delhi: Unhappy over ticket distribution for the Delhi municipal polls, LJP's lone MLA in the capital Shoaib Iqbal has joined the RLD and fielded his 22-year-old son for the April 15 polls.

Iqbal, a former Deputy Speaker who was with JD(S) earlier, said he left the party as he was not happy over the way in which party tickets were distributed by state LJP president, whom he alleged gave seats to "bad elements" in his area.

"Bad elements were fielded in my constituency ignoring my requests by the state chief. He also even managed to give a ticket to his brother in east Delhi. My son is fighting the election in an RLD ticket now," Iqbal said.

He was the lone MLA of LJP in Delhi Assembly. However, he praised LJP national president Ram Vilas Paswan saying he is a "good person" who was not aware of the developments. "Now I will work with RLD leader Ajit Singh and strengthen the party," he said.

The MLA also claimed that Khurram Iqbal, a sitting LJP councillor and one of his close associates, will also be fighting against LJP in the polls.

Another sitting councillor Owaid Iqbal, who was denied ticket by LJP, was also supporting him, Iqbal claimed.

Iqbal's son Aaley Mohd Iqbal, who is into business as per the affidavit he filed with , will fight the elections from Turkman Gate area, one of the strongholds of the MLA.

Aaley Mohd, who would be one of the youngest candidates, has movable property worth Rs 3.82 lakh, which includes Rs 1.25 lakh cash in hand and 65 grams of jewellery.

PTI


First Published: Thursday, March 29, 2012, 17:41


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