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HindustanTimes Sat,23 Aug 2014

RSS resents, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi protests Sabir Ali joining BJP

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, March 28, 2014
First Published: 20:36 IST(28/3/2014) | Last Updated: 14:02 IST(29/3/2014)

Fresh trouble over leaders jumping boats gripped the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday after senior leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi termed new entrant and ex-JD(U) leader Sabir Ali a friend of Indian Mujahideen leader Yasin Bhatkal.

"Terrorist Bhatkal friend join BJP...soon accepting dawood (underworld don Dawood Ibrahim)," Naqvi wrote on micro-blogging site Twitter a few hours after Ali was inducted into the party with much fanfare.

Naqvi, a Muslim face and vice-president of the party, said he would convey his protest to the top leadership, which is grappling with controversies over senior leaders such as Sushma Swaraj and Jaswant Singh voicing dissent against the BJP's stand on newcomers.

Reacting to the unfolding of event,  RSS leader Ram Madhav tweeted: "Sabir Ali's induction has caused great resentment. Party leadership has been apprised of the strong views of the cadre and people against it."

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Swaraj has opposed Karnataka leader B Sriramulu's entry into the BJP, making public her aversion against fielding him in the Lok Sabha elections from Bellary for his links with the controversial mining barons, the Reddy brothers.

Similarly, Jaswant has filed his nomination from Barmer in Rajasthan as an independent candidate after the BJP denied him the ticket, which went to ex-Congressman Sonaram Choudhary.

In the latest chapter of dissent, Naqvi alleged Ali's name had figured in the murder case of a Mumbai-based music magnate, according to news agency PTI.

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Ali was expelled by Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar's Janata Dal (United) last Monday for praising BJP's prime minister nominee, Narendra Modi. His induction was viewed as a BJP strategy to attract Muslims.

The controversy involving Ali surfaced just five days after Sri Ram Sene chief Pramod Muthalik was shunted out within hours of his joining the saffron brigade. Muthalik's induction triggered protests as the Sri Rama Sene had attacked a Mangalore pub in 2009.

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