Ahead of the upcoming Rajasthan Assembly polls on 7 December, BJP’s Nagaur MLA Habibur Rahman on Wednesday, 14 November, returned to the Congress party after a decade.
According to media reports, Rahman lamented the denial of tickets to Muslim candidates, and even indirectly indicated that BJP was playing the Hindutva card.
Rahman had joined the Congress at the party’s office in Jaipur in the presence of Ajmer MP Raghu Sharma and other leaders, on the same day BJP’s Dausa MP Harish Chandra Meena joined the Congress in New Delhi.
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He joined the BJP in 2008 after he was denied a ticket by the Congress.
He won the 2008 and the 2013 Assembly elections as a BJP candidate. But when the BJP denied him poll ticket this time and instead gave nomination to Mohan Ram Choudhary from Nagaur, Rahman left the ruling party.
On whether he will contest the Assembly elections, Rahman rhetorically asked, “Who does not want to contest elections?”
Congress MP Raghu Sharma said the party will release its list of candidates for the Rajasthan polls only after the final approval of party president Rahul Gandhi.
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(With inputs from News18 and PTI)