LUCKNOW: (AMN) The doyens of the eastern Uttar Pradesh, the Ansari brothers on Sunday floated a new political party to maintain their stronghold in the area. The news party “Quami Ekta Dal” would contest on all seats in the eastern UP.
The brothers are former Ghazipur MP Afzal Ansari, Mohammadabad MLA Sibgat Ullah Ansari and Mau’s jailed MLA Mukhtar Anasari.
Afzal and Mukhtar, were the BSP candidates from Ghazipur and Varanasi in the last Lok Sabha elections, but mayawati expelled them from party few months ago.Earlier, they had deserted the SP, which is not interested in taking them back.
The new party will be headed by Mukhtar’s close confidante Mujahid, while his other close aide Rajendra Singh has been named as general secretary.
The first office of the party has been opend in Mau by brother Sibgat Ullah Ansari the cousin of Mukhtar ansari. On August 14 the party would open its office in Ghazipur unit.
"The main thrust of the new party will be to maintain communal amity and carving out of Purvanchal state out of the eastern parts of the state," says Sibgat Ullah.
Though the leaders of the new party denies any link with Amar Singh’s Lok Manch, political observer here believe that new party is a political plank of expelled SP general secretary.