RJD and Congress members rebel against unfair distribution of seats in Bihar

By  Shimon Chadha | Updated:  Apr 18, 2019, 01:53 PM

Former Union Minister of Human Resource Development, Ali Ashraf Fatmi, a member of the RJD, has stepped down from the party, due to differences with party leaders over distribution of seats in the ongoing Lok Sabha elections.
Fatmi, who has represented the Darbhanga constituency of Bihar four times in the Lower House, was disappointed when the party gave the ticket to former MLA Abdul Bari Siddiqui. He was then promised of being given the Madhubani seat, but that too, was handed over to the Vikaassheel Insan Party, which the RJD is in an alliance with. 
Fatmi stepped down from his posts in the party on April 16, and resigned from the party the next day. He then announced his decision to contest as an independent candidate from Madhubani, where elections will be held on May 6, in the fifth phase of polling. 
Another politician upset with the VIP getting 3/40 seats in the alliance distribution is Congress leader and former Union Minister of Communications and Information Technology, Shakeel Ahmad. Ahmad, like Fatmi, was expecting the Madhubani seat, from his party. He too has announced his decision to contest independently from the constituency. 

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