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AAP ‘poaches’ Asaduddin Owaisi’s MIM in Okhla

The local election is arriving and leaders would be looking for green pastures, joining new parties hoping to shine their political fortunes. In Okhla too political aspirants are getting active. They are joining new parties. The case in point is of a Congress old horse Ansar Mallick, who earlier had joined MIM, has now embraced AAP in Okhla.

Okhla MLA Amanatullah Khan wrote this on his timeline: “आज शाहीन बाग़ एक प्रोग्राम मैं लोकल लीडर अंसार मालिक साहब ने क़ासिम प्रधान की मेहनत से मेरे ज़रिये आम आदमी पार्टी की सदसयता ग्रहण की”

Khan told OKHLATIMES.COM Ansar was willing to join AAP.

MIM local leader Afzal Ansari said he was not aware of the development. It is to be noted here that many MIM leaders are former AAP members. From Irfan-Ullah Khan to Afzal Ansari to Shakeel are former AAP members and they were hyper active in the party.

Irfan-Ullah Khan contested on AAP ticket in the Assembly election but lost to Asif Md Khan of the Congress. He lost to Amanatullah in the ticket race in the earlier held Assembly election in which Amanatullah won by a record margin from Okhla.

Moreover, Ansar for a long time was associated with the Congress, according to sources.

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