LUCKNOW: In a significant shock to the Congress party in advance of setting up surveys in Uttar Pradesh, Imran Masood, a significant leader and also party face in western UP, has actually officially revealed his strategies to switch to the Samajwadi Party (SP) in addition to his fans on Monday.
Masood asserted that his choice was driven by the reality that in battlefield UP, the battle was straight in between the judgment BJP and also the SP.
Notably, Masood had actually been encouraging the Congress management to eliminate the 2022 UP Assembly surveys in partnership with the SP. In September in 2014, he had actually freely applauded Akhilesh Yadav-led SP as the only party efficient in offering BJP the battle.
On Monday, All India Congress basic assistant Masood held a conference with his fans at his home in Saharanpur and also pledged to win all the 7 seats of Saharanpur Parliamentary section for the SP to “keep the democracy alive and remove the present fascist government.”
Meanwhile, right away after the conference, Saharanpur authorities lodged an FIR at Qutubsher police headquarters identifying Masood and also 10 of his fans in addition to 300 unknown individuals for offense of Model Code of Conduct and also COVID method.
“Imran Masood had held a meeting drawing a huge assemblage of his supporters at his Ambala Road residence. He had not secured permission to organize the meeting as the model code of conduct is in force. Moreover, those present in the meeting did not follow the COVID guidelines. No one was wearing the mask nor were they following the social distancing norms. So a case has been registered against Masood, 10 of his named supporters and 300 unidentified people present on the spot under relevant sections of IPC and Epidemic Act,” stated an elderly authorities authorities.
The situation has actually been signed up under Sections 188 171-H, 269 and also 270 of IPC in addition to Sections 3 and also 4 of Epidemic Act. Those called in the FIR consist of Imran Masood, Masood Akhtar, Shadan Masood, Chaudhury Irshad, Umesh Tyagi, Gulfam Ansari, Ompal Singh, Vivek Kant, Sukhvinder Sharma, Jabar Singh and also 300 unknown individuals.
Imran Masood ended up being an independent MLA from Muzaffarabad setting up seat in 2007. He beat Jagdish Singh Rana of SP. He has actually likewise won the political election of Saharanpur Municipality Chairman. In 2012, he opposed the setting up political elections from Nakur in Saharanpur yet shed to Dharam Singh Saini that had actually opposed on BSP ticket. In 2017 Masood attempted his destiny once more from Nakur setting up section yet shed to Dharam Singh Saini that was disputing on a BJP ticket.
Masood had actually dated dispute at the time of 2014 Lok Sabha political elections when he intimidated to eliminate Narendra Modi that was the BJP PM face. Masood was detained for the remarks. With damaging promotion from the dispute, Masood shed from Saharanpur in both the 2014 and also 2019 Lok Sabha surveys.
This will certainly be the return of the western UP leader to SP layer after 7 years. He had actually signed up with the SP in 2013, just to go back to the Congress the list below year. However, the exodus in Congress proceeds as several elderly leaders consisting of Jitin Prasada and also Satyadev Tripathi switched to BJP lately. Also, Congress Raebareli (Sadar) MLA Aditi Singh and also party Harchandpur MLA Rakesh Singh had actually lately switched to the BJP.
Previously, an additional close assistant of Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, Harendra Malik in addition to his kid and also party’s state vice-president and also previous MLA Pankaj Malik stop Congress to sign up with the SP.