Mukhtar Ansari to take on Modi in Varanasi
Ansari said, ‘The public of Varanasi is with me. Let the elections take place and we will see.’ Ansari has contested from Varanasi on a BSP ticket in 2009 elections against BJP’s Murli Manohar Joshi. He gave a tough fight to Joshi and lost by 17,087 votes. Ansari is currently lodged in Agra jail for the murder of a BJP MLA. On Tuesday, Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal announced that he, too, will contest against Modi from Varanasi and had questioned the latter’s claims of development in Gujarat.