Articles about Mukhtar Ansari
Mukhtar Ansari is a gangster-turned-politician of the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and a five-term member of the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly. He is the grandson of Indian National Congress (INC) leader Mukhtar Ahmed Ansari and nephew of former Vice-President Hamid Ansari. He was a crime leader active in the Mau-Azamgarh-Ghazipur-Chandauli belt in Eastern UP. His gang competed with other organized crime cartels to secure government contracts and tenders. Ansari joined BSP in the mid-1990s and became a first-time MLA in UP Assembly from Mau constituency. Since then, he has represented Mau five times in the Assembly. He unsuccessfully contested the Lok Sabha elections from Varanasi in 2009 and 2014, losing each time to BJP candidates. Ansari has more than 40 criminal cases against his name. He is accused of the murders of BJP MLA Krishnanand Rai, Kapil Dev Singh, contractor Ajay Prakash Singh, and Ram Singh Maurya, among others. Since 2006, he has been in prison on various charges. Since assuming power in 2017, the Yogi Adityanath administration has tightened the noose around Ansari’s neck in its bid to tackle organized crime in UP.
20 Sep 2021Politics
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) will begin the questioning of Samajwadi Party MP Azam Khan, gangster Mukhtar Ansari, and strongman Ateeq Ahmad from Monday in separate money-laundering probes being conducted against them and their associates.
08 Apr 2021India
Inhuman treatment was meted out to Mukhtar Ansari as he was transferred to Uttar Pradesh's Banda jail from Punjab last night, his brother alleged on Wednesday.
06 Apr 2021India
The Uttar Pradesh Police on Tuesday took custody of Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) MLA Mukhtar Ansari from Punjab's Ropar jail to transfer him to Banda prison.
24 Mar 2018Politics
In a show of solidarity to the BSP, Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav has cancelled victory celebrations for its own candidate after BSP's lone candidate lost in the Rajya Sabha polls.
01 Sep 2017Politics
As per the report from the Association of Democratic Reforms, 51 MPs and MLAs have been accused of crimes against women, which include alleged rape and abduction.
13 Apr 2017Politics
Parliament on Wednesday concluded its budget session, which passed landmark legislations including the four Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill and the Mental Healthcare bill.
20 Feb 2017Politics
Congress has asked the Election Commission to look into PM Narendra Modi's 'communal' remarks, saying such comments bring 'disrepute' to his post.
09 Feb 2017Politics
Police have arrested Manoj Gautam, the Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) candidate from Khurja, Bulandshahr district, UP, for allegedly killing his brother Vinod "for electoral gains."
06 Feb 2017Politics
Steps have been taken to keep politics clean in polls-bound Uttar Pradesh (UP).
23 Oct 2016Politics
At a legislature meeting called at the Chief Minister's residence, Akhilesh Yadav sacked his uncle Shivpal Yadav from his cabinet post along with three other ministers he was close to.
20 Sep 2016Politics
Things continued to remain turbulent in the Samajwadi Party as Shivpal Yadav fired 7 pro-Akhilesh leaders from the party.
18 Sep 2016Politics
UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav reinstated his uncle Shivpal Yadav to all key portfolios barring one, and promised to support him as the SP's state-unit president.
15 Sep 2016Politics
UP CM Akhilesh Yadav denied reports of a family rift, stating that the 'political' dispute was with his uncle, Shivpal Yadav.