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