Akhilesh Yadav had got rid of Palla, still why is Ateeq’s past troubling SP

ateek Ahmed. This name belongs to that person, mentioning whom BJP, the ruling party of UP, has often surrounded the Samajwadi Party. She has been accused of protecting criminals. Interestingly, these allegations have to be answered by the same Akhilesh Yadav, who, when he took over the reins of the party, first got rid of Atiq. Still, Atiq’s past continues to haunt the SP. On the one hand BJP is accusing him of giving protection to mafia like Atiq, while on the other hand Mayawati also termed Atiq Ahmed as a product of SP. While Atiq’s wife Shaista Parveen is the leader of BSP these days.

Not only this, the BSP MLA Raju Pal’s murder accused Atiq Ahmed, his wife Pooja Pal is now in the Samajwadi Party. Atiq Ahmed’s bad times started from 2008 itself, but since the Yogi government came in 2017, he is on target and even his properties have been demolished. In fact, Atiq Ahmed surrendered in 2008 during the Mayawati government and was released in 2012. After this, he contested the Lok Sabha elections in 2014 on SP ticket. He was badly defeated in this election.

When Akhilesh got the command, relations with Atik deteriorated.

After this, the relationship between Atiq Ahmed and the Samajwadi Party continued to deteriorate. Not only this, seeing the criminal record of Atiq, Akhilesh Yadav had got rid of him before the 2017 elections. Apart from this, he had also distanced himself from leaders like Mukhtar Ansari. Atiq Ahmed has more than 70 cases of murder, attempt to murder, criminal conspiracy and assault registered against him. Atiq Ahmed, who was a 5-time MLA in UP and once an MP from Phulpur Lok Sabha seat, had once become one of the prominent leaders in Mulayam Singh Yadav’s SP. He contested elections continuously on SP ticket, but after the entry of Akhilesh Yadav, his bad times started.

Started political career by winning independent election in 1989

Even then SP surrounds Atiq’s name, so the reason for this is that he became a big leader after joining SP. It is alleged that in 2005 he got BSP MLA Raju Pal murdered. He got this murder done because Raju Pal had defeated his brother Ashraf in the election. Atiq Ahmed first won the MLA election in 1989 as an independent candidate from Allahabad West seat. After this he won two more elections as an independent, but in 1996 he joined SP and became MLA for the fourth time.

Ateeq became MP from Phulpur after 5 terms of MLA

Three years later, Atiq Ahmed joined Apna Dal and was re-elected as MLA in 2002 elections. However, he returned to the SP in 2003 and contested the Phulpur Lok Sabha seat in 2004, which he won. Once Jawaharlal Nehru used to be the MP from this seat. Then in 2005, his name cropped up in the Raju Pal murder case. He became synonymous with the nexus of crime and politics. The witness of the same Raju Pal murder case was Umesh Pal, who was shot dead in broad daylight in Prayagraj last week. In this murder also the name of Atiq Ahmed is coming to the fore.

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