AAP candidate Ishrat Ali Ansari will contest against BJP’s chief ministerial candidate Harsh Vardhan

By on November 15, 2013


Aam Aam Aadmi Party announced its candidate from Krishna Nagar Assembly constituency Ishrat Ali Ansari. Ishrat Ali Ansari, a Supreme Court lawyer, will contest against BJP’s chief ministerial candidate Harsh Vardhan and Congress’ V K Monga.

Ishrat Ali Ansari has a BA LLB degree from Rohilkand University and has contested Lok Sabha elections thrice wherein he received more than 1 lakh votes each. He is an experience leader. 

63-year-old Ishrat Ali Ansari has fought extensively for rights of weavers’ community for the last 10 years. He has also been actively involved in raising issues faced by labourers employed in Beedi units in UP.

He had also taken organised a huge demonstration during Emergency time in 1975 during which he was arrested. As a result he had spent 19 months in jail. In 1977, he was a member of the then Yuva Janta state committee after which he joined Babu Jagjeevan Ram, and became national general secretary in Congress (J).

In 1980, he contested Lok Sabha elections from Janta Party and received more than one lakh votes finishing second. He again contested election in 1984 finishing second with around 1.66lakh.  AAP has full faith in his ability. The party feels he would be able to do justice to the people of the Krishna Nagar assembly and would be available to them 24/7.

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