Congress suspends Shakeel Ahmed for contesting as Independent from Madhubani

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Shakeel Ahmed

New Delhi : (IANS) The Congress on Sunday suspended senior leader and former MP Shakeel Ahmed for contesting as an Independent from Bihar’s Madhubani Lok Sabha constituency against the official alliance candidate, a party statement said.

The Madhubani seat has been allotted to alliance partner Vikassheel Insan Party of Mukesh Sahni, and it has fielded Badrinath Purve from there.

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The Congress has also suspended state legislator Bhavana Jha (Benipatti) for “anti-party activities” during the ongoing general elections.

Madhubani will go to the polls on Monday in the fifth phase.

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