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Fatmi quits RJD, will contest as an independent

IANS  |  Patna 

formally quit the Rashtriya (RJD) on Wednesday, a day after he resigned from all party posts.

Fatmi announced his resignation from the RJD in Darbhanga, just a day ahead of the second phase of Lok Sabha polls in Bihar's Seemanchal region, which has a sizeable number of Muslim voters.

Fatmi, a four-time from Darbhanga, said the RJD had assured him ticket from after it fielded senior from Darbhanga, but it never came. Ahmad was unhappy after Madhubani, his traditional seat, was allocated to the VIP, a member of Grand Alliance, under the seat-sharing formula.

He criticised RJD for expelling him from the party for six years without a show-cause notice. He also said why no action was taken against Lalu's elder son for speaking against the RJD.

Fatmi announced on Tuesday he would contest as Independent from and file his nomination papers on April 18.

and also on Monday announced that he would be contesting the Lok Sabha elections as Independent from

As per the seat-sharing formula announced on March 22, the RJD will contest 19 of the 40 seats in Bihar, the nine and the smaller parties the rest.

will go to polls in seven phases, starting on April 11.

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First Published: Wed, April 17 2019. 16:50 IST
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