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Family feud takes over Malda North seat,uncle leaves for Delhi to overtake niece

The feud in late A B A Ghani Khan Choudhury’s family over Malda North seat intensified on Friday as Abu Naser Khan...

Written by Express News Service | Kolkata | Published: March 28, 2009 4:43:28 am

The feud in late A B A Ghani Khan Choudhury’s family over Malda North seat intensified on Friday as Abu Naser Khan,maternal uncle of Mausam Noor who was given the Congress candidate for the seat,left for Delhi to lobby with the party high command to get the decision reversed.

Besides holding talks with K Keshav Rao,AICC observer in-charge of West Bengal,he will also try to meet Congress president Sonia Gandhi

“I will go to any extent so that the high command reconsiders its decision on the candidate,” Naser Khan,younger brother of Ghani Khan Choudhury,said.

The party has already declared the candidature of Abu Hashem Khan,another brother of Ghani Khan,from Malda South.

After days of bickering within the party,Mausam,Sujapur MLA and daughter of Ruby Noor,sister of Ghani Khan,was given the Malda North ticket on March 25. The party turned down the request of Naser Khan as questions were raised over his citizenship.

Naser Khan alleged that some Congress leaders had backstabbed him and sent false complaints to 10,Janpath about his citizenship.

On Friday,Mausam (27),a lawyer associated with a reputed law firm of Kolkata,was received with great fanfare by her supporters at Malda station when she returned from Delhi.

Tribal artistes performed songs and dances at the station. “I will win because I have blessings from Ghani Khan Choudhury and Congress president Sonia Gandhi,” Mausam said. However,no senior leader of Malda Congress was seen at the station.

Mausam said she has already started her campaign by meeting local leaders. “Our campaign will be intensified in a day or two,” said her supporters.

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