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September 23, 2013

Delhi Election 2013 Matia Mahal

Four-time Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) MLA Shoaib Iqbal looks set to enter Delhi Assembly a consecutive fifth time. Despite his controversial past and alleged unruly behaviour, Iqbal faces no challenge in Matia Mahal.

Though Mahmood Zia, the former Congress Councillor and 2008 runner up, has pockets of influence in Kala Masjid and Sitaram Bazar areas. But, that may not be enough to shake off Shoaib Iqbal.

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) enjoys good support among youth and will be in a real fight for the number two spot.
Controversy is the middle name of Matia Mahal MLA From allegedly beating up a North Delhi Municipal Corporation engineer for action against unauthorized constructions, to involvement in the construction of a boutique hotel on ‘enemy property’ in league with an international chain, to forcibly encouraging revival of an alleged Mughal-era mosque, to scaring away his opponents by allegedly telling his personal security guard to fire in air – Iqbal (55) and his family members are known for cocking a snook at law enforcement and civic agencies. Read more..

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