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Bismillah Khan's grandson wants to Modi's proposer

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The grandson of maestro Ustad Khan, Nasir Abbas Bismillah, wishes to be a proposer to Narendra Modi's nomination from Varanasi, and blames the for missing the opportunity to do so in 2014.

Saying that he regrets rejecting the 2014 offer, stressed that was due to a idological division created among people by the party.

"The offer Modi ji had given us in 2014 was rejected by our family, but it was not their fault. People from had divided us," the told IANS over phone.

The grandson of the Bharat Ratna recipient said: "It was a mistake on our part. My family and I regret it. This time, we hope to be a proposer to the nomination," said

"Our grandfather was a Congress supporter. He received many national-level awards under the Congress government. Then he received Bharat Ratna under Atal Bihari Vajpayee. He even went to Vajpayeeji's home. But he didn't refuse to take awards under a non-Congress rule."

In a letter to the headquarters here on Thursday, Bismillah expressed his wish to be present when files his nomination papers from again.

He also mentioned presenting the late maestro's to Modi. The is now kept in Trade Facilitation Center And Craft Museum of



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First Published: Fri, April 12 2019. 21:06 IST