Disgruntled Peace Party members form new party

Accusing the Peace Party of playing in the hands of communal forces, some of its members on Sunday broke away from the outfit.

Last Updated: Oct 30, 2011, 21:22 PM IST

Lucknow: Accusing the Peace Party of playing
in the hands of communal forces, some of its members on Sunday
broke away from the outfit, which had grabbed a sizable chunk
of Muslim votes in the 2009 Lok Sabha polls, and formed
Rastriya Peace Party (RPP).

Abdul Rahman Ansari, who has been named national
president of RPP, said his party would soon take over Peace
Party which is playing in "hands of communal parties".

"The president of Peace Party, Dr Ayub has been inducting
those with criminal background and giving them tickets
ignoring devoted party workers," Ansari alleged.

He said that in the coming Assembly polls, RPP would
contest all 403 seats and would tie up with like-minded
parties.

However, Peace Party office bearers refused to comment on
the development.

Peace Party had got considerable number of votes in
eastern Uttar Pradesh in last elections.

PTI