In the upcoming Assembly Elections in Uttar Pradesh, Shiv Sena has given a ticket to retired police officer, Chahan Singh, who seeks to take revenge from Haji Yakub Qureshi, by defeating him.
On February 10, 2011, then BSP MLA from Sardhana, Haji Yakub Qureshi, had allegedly slapped Singh and torn off his uniform.
Qureshi’s wrath was triggered by Singh’s decision to divert the MLA’s cavalcade from the route of a procession.
After an argument, Qureshi allegedly assaulted Singh.
At that time, he could not to do anything to defend his “honour”.
“There were protests across town but the police did not even lodge an FIR against the MLA,” Singh said, adding that there were efforts instead to persuade him to agree to a compromise.
According to Singh, he wants justice, as he believe that an MLA who doesn’t care for his own people, has not right to remain in power.
Singh alleged that Qureshi and his men manhandled other police and administration officers, too.
“Every time he contests an election, I’ll stand up against him,” Singh said. Qureshi had filed his nomination from Sardhana in 2012 but it was cancelled, and then contested on an RLD ticket but lost.
Even as the world condemned the shocking attack on the offices of French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, Qureshi praised the attackers and announced a reward of Rs 51 crore, for the killing of Danish cartoonists who had depicted Prophet Mohammad.