Press Esc to close
Thursday 21 August 2014
News updated at 11:38 AM IST
Weather
Max: 30.8°C
Min : 20.7°C
In Bangalore
Generally cloudy

Naqvi met me, was 'regretful' over his act, claims Ali

New Delhi, May 15, 2014, (PTI):
Expelled JD(U) leader Sabir Ali, whose induction into BJP was annulled following strong opposition to it by Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi among others, today claimed the BJP vice president was ''regretful'' over his act. PTI file photo

Expelled JD(U) leader Sabir Ali, whose induction into BJP was annulled following strong opposition to it by Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi among others, today claimed the BJP vice president was ''regretful'' over his act.

In a press release, Ali said Naqvi visited his residence yesterday and informed him that he has already clarified through an interview given to a news channel that it was a case of "mistaken identity".

"Naqvi has informed me at my residence on May 14 that he has already clarified through an interview... that it was a case of mistaken identity. While clarifying he was regretful," Ali said, adding he was happy that the scar has been removed.

Naqvi had in last week of March had put out a controversial tweet attacking Sabir and calling him a friend of Indian Mujahideen co-founder Yasin Bhatkal. He also strongly opposed Ali's entry into the party, terming it a "mistake" that needs to be rectified.


In less than 24 hours of Ali's induction, his membership from BJP had to be annulled after RSS and more leaders from within the BJP lent their voice against his admission.

Expressing satisfaction over the annulment of Ali's membership from BJP, Naqvi had removed his tweet on Ali saying the matter was closed for him now.

Attacking Naqvi the very next day in a press conference, Ali had dared him to prove allegations that he had links with Bhatkal or apologise.

"I am ready to go to his (Naqvi's) place or he can come to mine and have a discussion and give proof. If he is right, I am ready to be hanged...," he said, and claimed that Naqvi may have considered Ali a "threat" to his position in the party.

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Boy plays with a dog near idols of elephant-headed Hindu god Ganesha, displayed for sale by a...

Boy plays with a dog near idols of elephant-headed Hindu god Ganesha, displayed for sale by a...

Pakistan football team players after defeating India on their second match at  KSFA Stadium ...

Pakistan football team players after defeating India on their second match at KSFA Stadium ...

Dejected Indian football team players after their loss during the 2nd International U-23 Friendly...

Dejected Indian football team players after their loss during the 2nd International U-23 Friendly...

Director Rajkumar Hirani right, and producer Vidhu Vinod Chopra, left, enjoy a lighter moment as...

Director Rajkumar Hirani right, and producer Vidhu Vinod Chopra, left, enjoy a lighter moment as...

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh with Congress President Sonia Gandhi at the Rajiv Gandhi...

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh with Congress President Sonia Gandhi at the Rajiv Gandhi...

Actor Rani Mukherjee with Mumbai Police Commissioner Rakesh Maria during the launch of Women Beat...

Actor Rani Mukherjee with Mumbai Police Commissioner Rakesh Maria during the launch of Women Beat...

President Pranab Mukherjee and Congress President Sonia Gandhi look on as Congress party Vice ...

President Pranab Mukherjee and Congress President Sonia Gandhi look on as Congress party Vice ...

Bollywod actress Mandira Bedi during the inauguration of a painting exhibition in Mumbai on ...

Bollywod actress Mandira Bedi during the inauguration of a painting exhibition in Mumbai on ...

A man gets his shave done by a roadside barber as another reads a newspaper while waiting for...

A man gets his shave done by a roadside barber as another reads a newspaper while waiting for...

A model at a promotional event of Rado watches in Lucknow  ...

A model at a promotional event of Rado watches in Lucknow ...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bangalore - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523