Former JD(U) leader Sabir Ali Tuesday sought before a Delhi court a "written apology" from BJP Vice President Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, against whom he has filed a criminal defamation complaint for allegedly linking him with arrested Indian Mujahideen co-founder Yasin Bhatkal.
In a bid to reignite the doused flames, Congress leader Shakeel Ahmad said that BJP spokesperson Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi should apologise to expelled JD(U) leader Sabir Ali for calling him a "friend" of Indian Mujahideen chief Yasin Bhatkal.
In a major embarrassment to Bihar`s ruling Janata Dal (United), a section of its disgruntled leaders on Monday fielded their own candidates for the existing vacancies in Rajya Sabha, challenging the nomination of its national president Sharad Yadav and two others to the Upper House.
Expelled JD(U) leader Sabir Ali, whose induction into BJP was annulled following strong opposition to it by Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi among others, on Thursday claimed the BJP vice president was "regretful" over his act.
BJP Vice President Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi has been summoned as an accused by a Delhi court in a defamation complaint filed against him by former JD(U) leader Sabir Ali for allegedly linking him with arrested Indian Mujahideen co-founder Yasin Bhatkal.
After his unceremonious removal from the Bharatiya Janata Party, former JD(U) leader Sabir Ali on Sunday demanded an apology from BJP`s Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi for allegations that he was close to Indian Mujahideen co-founder Yasin Bhatkal.
After BJP annulled the membership of Sabir Ali, the controversial JD(U) leader on Saturday said he would file a defamation case against party vice president Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi and challenged him for a debate.
BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, who raised the banner of protest against entry of expelled JD(U) MP Sabir Ali, expressed satisfaction over the annulment of the induction of the "controversial" figure and said the matter is closed for him now.
Amidst raging controversy over expelled JD(U) leader Sabir Ali`s joining BJP and subsequent annulment of his membership, yoga guru Baba Ramdev today said his inclusion in the saffron outfit was not a "right step".
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar`s political graph has seen a sudden drop in the run up to the Lok Sabha polls. Once the green-eyed boy of Bihar, who emerged as the only hope of millions of Biharis plagued by a decade and a half of misgovernance under Lalu Prasad Yadav, Kumar now stands sans any alliance partner at the cusp of what could be a decider for his political future.
Ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, expelled JD(U) leader Sabir Ali on Friday joined the BJP. Ali was expelled from the JD(U) after he had praised BJP`s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and made anti-party remarks.
Janata Dal United (JD-U) leader Sabir Ali on Wednesday criticized External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid for calling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi "impotent".
As the stage is set for Bharatiya Janata Party`s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi`s first rally in the national capital, Janata Dal-United leader Sabir Ali on Sunday accused the opposition party workers for luring people to attend the rally with food, money and alcohol.