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Kairana Bypoll: Opposition Leaving No Stone Unturned to Keep Muslims United

On Monday evening, Samajwadi Party’s Kairana MLA Nahid Hassan drove to Gangoh in Saharanpur district to sit down with UP Congress vice-resident Imran Masood. A source privy to the discussion said Masood and Hassan, who do not see eye-to-eye, were brought together by Gujjar-Muslim activists from Saharanpur who were worried that a divide between Gujjar and Sheikh Muslims in Kairana would end up helping the BJP.

“Imran is a Sheikh and Nahid is a Gujjar. They have been rivals for a long time. It is an open secret that in 2017, when Imran was the Congress candidate from Nakur Assembly seat, Nahid has asked his supporters to sabotage his chances in the election. This helped the BJP’s Dharam Singh Saini win. This was creating a Sheikh-Gujjar divide among Muslims,” a source said.

source : news18

25th May 2018

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