Mukhtar to contest from Ghosi, wife from Varanasi

MLA Mukhtar Ansari, who is in jail in connection with the murder of BJP MLA Krishnanand Rai, will contest Lok Sabha polls from Ghosi constituency in Mau. He will contest as Quami Ekta Dal candidate, his brother and party's president Afzal Ansari said on Tuesday. His wife Afshan will contest from Varanasi, the LS seat of senior BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi. In 2009, Mukhtar had contested from Varanasi on a BSP ticket, losing to Joshi by 17,211 votes.

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