MUKHTAR ANSARI

  • LS polls: Mukhtar Ansari released on custody parole, to campaign in UP May 10, 2014

    Controversial UP legislator Mukhtar Ansari was on Saturday released on custody parole from Central Jail in Agra for a day to campaign for the Lok Sabha elections. Escorted by a large posse of security personnel, Ansari, whose Quami Ekta Dal is supporting the Congress in Varanasi and who is contesting from...
  • Ghosi candidate Mukhtar Ansari released on parole for a day for LS poll campaigning May 10, 2014

    Varanasi: The Controversial Uttar Prasesh MLA Mukhtar Ansari has been released on parole from the Central Jail in Agra for a day to campaign in the Lok Sabha election. Escorted by a large posse of security personnel Ansari, whose Quami Ekta Dal is supporting the Congress in Varanasi and who is...
  • JamaateIslami Hind extends support to AAP in Varanasi May 7, 2014

    The JamaateIslami Hind, an Islamist outfit, has announced its support to Aam Aadmi Party supremo Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday. Kejriwal is taking on Bhartiya Janata Partys prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi from the Varanasi Lok Sabha constituency. This might raise the prospects of the AAP chief, who is eyeing significant Muslim...
  • CBI court grants custodial parole to alleged gangster Mukhtar Ansari May 3, 2014

    New Delhi: A special CBI court in Delhi has granted a custodial parole to alleged gangster and Qaumi Ekta Dal leader Mukhtar Ansari. With the court's order, all decks are cleared for his release from the Agra jail. He will be on parole from 3 May to 10 May. ...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai April 29, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Priyanka takes a jib at Narendra Modi over shahzada comment April 29, 2014

    The battle is heating up between the Congress and the BJP. Addressing a rally in Amethi, Congress's star campaigner Priyanka Gandhi took on BJP PM nominee Narendra Modi over his 'shehzada' comments on Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi. Priyanka said a PM candidate shouldn't make such childish remarks. ...
  • Mukhtar Ansari to contest Lok Sabha polls from Ghosi April 23, 2014

    Mukhtar Ansari, who withdrew from the Lok Sabha contest against BJP's Narendra Modi in Varanasi, will now be a candidate of his Quami Ekta Dal in Ghosi in Uttar Pradesh. Ansari had announced his candidature from Varanasi last month. He pulled out to prevent a division of Muslim votes against Modi,...
  • Quami Ekta Dal may support Kejriwal in Varanasi in a bid to defeat Modi April 23, 2014

    Varanasi: Quami Ekta Dal, being led by mafia-don-turned politician Mukhtar Ansari, on Tuesday said the party will support AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal if he emerges as the strongest candidate with a potential to defeat BJP leader Narendra Modi. "However, a final call on the matter will be taken at a meeting...
  • AAP accuses BJP of circulating fake 'thank you' note to Ansari April 18, 2014

    Aam Aadmi Party on Thursday accused BJP of circulating a 'fake' letter in which Arvind Kejriwal has purportedly thanked local Muslim strongman Mukhtar Ansari's Qaumi Ekta Dal for not contesting Lok Sabha elections. Kejriwal is said to be thanking Ansari saying Muslim votes would come to AAP after his support and...
  • AAP accuses BJP of circulating fake 'thank you' note to Ansari April 17, 2014

    Varanasi Aam Aadmi Party on Thursday accused BJP of circulating a 'fake' letter in which Arvind Kejriwal has purportedly thanked local Muslim strongman Mukhtar Ansari's Qaumi Ekta Dal for not contesting Lok Sabha elections. Kejriwal is said to be thanking Ansari saying Muslim votes would come to AAP after his support...
  • Will not take support of Ansari's QED in Varanasi: AAP April 13, 2014

    Aam Aadmi Party on Sunday said that it is not going to take support of Mukhtar Ansari's Quami Ekta Dal for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls in Varanasi. "Our party will not take any support from Ansari's Quami Ekta Dal... There has been no interaction or any meetings of AAP leaders...
  • All must unite to defeat Congress, BJP: Kejriwal on Ansari's withdrawal April 11, 2014

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party on Friday welcomed Quami Ekta Dal MLA Mukhtar Ansari withdrawing from the electoral contest in Uttar Pradesh's Varanasi saying all forces must unite to defeat the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party. When asked about Ansari's decision to withdraw candidature from Varanasi, AAP convenor...
  • Mukhtar Ansari not to contest against Modi 'to avoid division of secular votes' April 10, 2014

    Mukhtar Ansari, who gave a tough fight to BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi in Varanasi in 2009 Lok Sabha election, has decided not to contest against Narendra Modi from the seat "to avoid division of secular votes". Quami Ekta Dal's Ansari, a gangster-turned-politician and four-time MLA from Mau, is currently...
  • Varanasi: Ansari won't contest against Modi to avoid division of votes April 10, 2014

    Varanasi: In a surprise move don-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari will not be contesting 2014 polls in Varanasi against BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. According to Ansari's party, the Quami Ekta Dal, he has pulled out of the race to avoid division of votes. Ansari had given a tough fight to Varanasi...
  • News 360: Sonia, Rahul attack Modi, say he will divide India March 26, 2014

    At the release of Congress's manifesto, party President Sonia Gandhi and Vice President Rahul Gandhi hit out at BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi saying his ideology will divide India. Rahul said, "Modi is an ideology which divides people. This ideology is dangerous for the country and every Congress leader...
  • Mukhtar Ansari, who gave a fight to Joshi, to take on Modi in Varanasi March 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Don-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari on Wednesday challenged BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi from the Varanasi seat in Uttar Pradesh. He will be contesting on a Quami Ekta Dal ticket. Ansari said, "The public of Varanasi is with me. Let the elections take place and we will see." Ansari has contested...
  • A Billion Votes: Is Sonia Gandhi still the key face of Congress? March 26, 2014

    The Congress on Wednesday released its manifesto titled 'Your voice, our pledge' for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. The document, which the Congress called the lengthiest manifesto, focuses on inclusive growth, agriculture, education and health. Congress President Sonia Gandhi said, "We have done some great work. Harmony is must, not...
  • Modi's plan may backfire in Varanasi if Mukhtar Ansari withdraws March 18, 2014

    New Delhi Bharatiya Janata Party prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's candidature from Varanasi has generated a lot of interest about his possible opponents. The political arithmetic of eastern Uttar Pradesh and western Bihar has changed dramatically with Modi in the fray. In the 2009 Lok Sabha elections, BJP leader Murli Manohar...
  • 3-way battle for Varanasi: Narendra Modi vs Arvind Kejriwal vs Mukhtar Ansari March 18, 2014

    New Delhi: The battle for Varanasi has become more intense with increasing hints from Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal that he will be taking on Bharatiya Janata Party prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. The battle has turned into a 3-cornered fight with Quami Ekta Dal's (QED) Mukhtar Ansari...
  • Convicted MLAs attend UP CM's lunch for Pranab July 4, 2012

    New Delhi: Over hundred days after becoming the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, Akhilesh Yadav is courting more controversies. Two convicted criminalsturnedpolitician Mukhtar Ansari and Vijay Mishra were the special invitees to the lunch hosted by the UP Chief Minister in the honour of United Progressive Alliance's (UPA's) presidential...
  • UP polls: Mafia don given parole to campaign January 30, 2012

    New Delhi: A Delhi court on Monday granted custody parole till February 9 to mafia donturnedpolitician Mukhtar Ansari for campaigning in coming Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections in which he is a candidate. "The applicant is contesting the election from Mau constituency and Gosi constituency scheduled to be held on February 11....
  • Watch: Murli Manohar Joshi confident of win April 16, 2009

    New Delhi: One BJP veteran whose fate will be sealed on Thursday is Murli Mamohar Joshi. He is fighting the election from Varanasi and is pitted against mafia don Mukhtar Ansari. Ansari is fighting on a BSP ticket. ...
  • BSP vs BJP in the holy city of Benares on April 16 April 14, 2009

    Benares: For the last 6,000 years believers have been coming to the ancient ghats of Kashi looking for deliverance. In election 2009, that's exactly what brings Murli Manohar Joshi and Mukthar Ansari to these holy shores. ...
  • MLA don Mukhtar Ansari gets BSP ticket in UP February 16, 2009

    Mayawati's BSP has announced another list of candidates for Uttar Pradesh and there is no bar on criminal records. ...
  • GangsterMLA pays for crimes, BSP gives him poll ticket February 15, 2009

    New Delhi: The Bahujan Samaj Party has selected Mukhtar Ansari, the controversial politician accused of an MLAs murder, as its Lok Sabha candidate for Varanasi. Ansari, an Independent MLA from Mau in Uttar Pradesh, may be pitted against veteran Bharatiya Janata Party leader Murli Manohar Joshi. Ansari is currently in the...
  • Yogi Adityanath breaks down in LS March 13, 2007

    New Delhi: BJP MP Yogi Adityanath broke down in Parliament on Monday while talking about his arrest in Gorakhpur. Yogi Adityanath, a three time MP from Gorakhpur was arrested in January on charges of fanning communal tension and was released a week later. He said he was being targeted by UP...
  • BJP leaders tried to kill me: UP MLA March 12, 2007

    Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh MLA Mukhtar Ansari on Monday alleged that some senior BJP leaders and an IPS officer had hatched a conspiracy to kill him inside the state assembly premises by hired killers. As soon as the Assembly started in the morning, Ansari alleged that some hired killers had tried to...
  • Eastern UP on boil as polls close in February 7, 2007

    Gorakhpur (Uttar Pradesh): Eastern UP, the cauldron of Indian politics, is on the boil yet again. It's no irony that places like Gorakhpur in the remote corner of UP continue to witness communal flareups particularly with elections around the corner. The immediate provocation this time was the murder of a...