Sabir Ali (politician)

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For Indian athlete from Haryana, India and A Arjun Awardee, see Sabir Ali

Sabir Ali (b 18/07/1970 Kanna (Dumariya), Distt. East Champaran (Bihar) )is politician from Bihar state of India. He was member of Rajya Sabha from Bihar during 2008-2014. He was a member of the Janata Dal (United) but was expelled from the party in March 2014 for praising Narendra Modi and his "plans and policies".[1][2] Subsequently he joined BJP.[3] He said that "had seen so called secular parties from close quarters due to his association with them and there is a difference between what they preach and what they practice",[4] accusing them of trying to cheat Muslims in the name of secularism.[5]

He hails from Raxaul in the East Champaran district of Bihar.[6]

Controversies[edit]

On 28 March 2014 he joined Bharatiya Janata Party. However, his induction into the party was met with severe criticism from in and out of the party. BJP vice-president Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi tweeted "Terrorist Bhatkal friend join BJP…soon accepting Dawood…", which was largely seen in reference to Ali's joining the Party.[7] Ali however said that he was innocent and would quit politics if his involvement was proved. On 29 March, his BJP membership was cancelled.[8] On 28 May 2014,Sabir Ali met Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi,and he withdrew his defamation case against Naqvi.[9][10][11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "JDU expels MP Sabir Ali for praising Narendra Modi". CNN - IBN. 24 March 2014. Retrieved 28 March 2014. 
  2. ^ "Sabir Ali expelled from JD (U) for Modi praise". Indian Express. 
  3. ^ "Expelled JD(U) MP Sabir Ali joins BJP ahead of Lok Sabha elections". Economic Times. 28 March 2014. Retrieved 28 March 2014. 
  4. ^ "Expelled JD(U) MP Sabir Ali joins BJP". Indian Express. 
  5. ^ "Sabir Ali joins BJP". Business Standard. 
  6. ^ "Shri SabirAli". 
  7. ^ "Naqvi protests expelled JD(U) leader’s entry into BJP". The Hindu. 28 March 2014. Retrieved 28 March 2014. 
  8. ^ "Ex-JDU Leader Sabir Ali ousted from Bharatiya Janata Party". IANS. news.biharprabha.com. Retrieved 29 March 2014. 
  9. ^ "Sabir Ali meets Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, withdraws case against latter". Zeenews.india.com. Retrieved 2014-06-05. 
  10. ^ "Sabir Ali withdraws defamation case filed against Naqvi 11352843". Jagran.com. 2014-05-29. Retrieved 2014-06-05. 
  11. ^ "Sabir Ali withdraws defamation case filed against Naqvi". Business Standard. 2014-05-28. Retrieved 2014-06-05.