Shabana Iqbal Khan’s dream to start her political career got a major jolt this time around when her name was not mentioned in the list announced by the Congress on Sunday from Okhla’s ward number 102 S in Abul Fazal Enclave, according to sources.
At the end of the day in was Pervez Alam Khan, another Congress leader, who succeeded in scooping the ticket despite strong resistance from local leadership, claimed sources.
It is understood that a few days ago she was the frontrunner in the list of names being considered by the party, said sources. After she failed to get the ticket, Congress activist Anisur Rahman wrote that hard work does pay in the long run.
But Shabana is not the only one who has not got ticket. There are many in the locality, who were expecting tickets, and as they lost to others in the race for sure their fans and supporters are upset.
The good thing about Shabana like Pervez Khan that she had started campaigning in the locality a bit early to drum up support for her candidacy and impress upon the top party leadership.
Now with the ticket being given to Pervez Khan, it would be interesting to see how the fight shapes in the locality that has large number of people from Bihar and Poorvanchal.