Mukhtar Ansari: BJP MLA writes to Priyanka Gandhi, accuses Punjab, Rajasthan governments of shielding Mukhtar Ansari

LUCKNOW:
BJP’s Mohammadabad
MLA Alka Rai has written
to Congress leader
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, accusing her party’s governments in
Punjab and
Rajasthan
of
shielding gangster-turned-politician Mikhtar
Ansari and his son Abbas
Ansari.

Alka Rai is the wife
of the slain
MLA Krishnanand Rai, who was shot dead in 2005.

Mukhtar
Ansari was accused
of killing her husband but was later acquitted in the case. Currently,
Mukhtar
Ansari, a BSP
MLA from Mau, is lodged in a
Punjab jail in an extortion case and have several criminal cases registred against him.

“I have
to tell you with grief that your governments in
Punjab and
Rajasthan have given guest status
to my husband’s killer
Mukhtar
Ansari and his son Abbas
Ansari, who carry reward for their arrest,” Rai alleged in the letter
to
Priyanka Gandhi on January 30.

The letter was shared with the media on Tuesday.

Pointing at some photos said
to be published in newspapers, the Mohammadabad (Ghazipur)
MLA alleged that the Abbas’s marriage took place under the
Rajasthan government’s patronage.

“After seeing these pictures, my family and I felt pain,” she said, claiming that earlier the Uttar Pradesh government had sent vehicles 32 times
to bring
Mukhtar
Ansari back
to the state but the
Punjab government shielded him.

“Being a woman, I thought you will feel my pain. You talk against crime and criminals regularly but you neither replied me nor took any initiative
to ensure justice
to me. It is clear that you and your governments are standing with Muktar and his crime. I will wait for your reply,” Rai said in the letter.