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Abu Salem likely to jump into UP poll arena
Mumbai/Lucknow, Sept 04: Mafia don Abu Salem, lodged in a Mumbai jail after his extradition from Portugal, wants to contest upcoming assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh.
Salem's lawyer Harjot Singh said in Mumbai on Monday that his client wanted to contest the assembly polls due early next year and said "we will soon seek court's permission in this regard".
The constituency from where Salem might contest was yet to be decided, Singh said.
He said Salem was within his rights to contest elections "as our constitution permits undertrials to take part in the poll process".
Mafia don Bablu Srivastav, now in Bareilly jail, had contested the last Lok Sabha polls from Sitapur as an independent.
Srivastav, who was supported by the Apna Dal, had lost his security deposit.
Meanwhile, Salem’s brother in Azamgarh said that his brother would contest the coming assembly polls from Mubarakpur, the place Salem hails from. He added that talks are on with several political parties, and in case he (Salem) fails to get a ticket from any party, he would contest as an independent candidate.