Mukhtar Ansari opts out of contest from Varanasi

Jailed Quami Ekta Dal MLA Mukhtar Ansari, an alleged mafia don, will not contest from Varanasi Lok Sabha seat against Narendra Modi to avoid division of anti-BJP votes in the high-profile battle — a situation which would likely favour AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal`s candidature.

Apr 11, 2014, 12:12 PM IST