Sources in the BJP said that the party is still carrying out an internal probe on the allegations of Sabir Ali’s links with arrested Indian Mujahideen co-founder Yaseen Bhatkal. There are chances that Sabir Ali may be back in the saffron fold,” claimed a BJP functionary pleading anonymity.
We demand an apology from Naqvi within 24 hours. Either he should give the proof or apologize,” said Sabir Ali’s wife Yasmin who was also present on the occasion when her husband was interacting with mediapersons
“We have no connections with the underworld, these allegations are absolutely baseless and if he refuses to either give a proof or tender an unconditional apology, I will go and sit on dharna in front of his house” threatened Yasmin.
It may be recalled that the induction of Sabir Ali, who had hopped from LJP to RJD and to JD(U) from which he was expelled for his statement praising Narendra Modi, provoked Naqvi to make a mocking statement whether Dawood Ibrahim would be the next entrant.
Also on the issue RSS spokeperson Ram Madhav tweeted;: “Sabir Ali’s induction has caused great resentment. Party leadership has been apprised of d strong views of d cadre n people against it”