Atiq Ahmed Killed: When the UPA government was saved by Atiq Ahmed's vote, the mafia cast his vote after coming out of jail
Atiq Saved UPA Government: Atiq Ahmed was MLA for five times.
Atiq contested the assembly elections for the first time in 1989 and won. In
2004, he reached the Lok Sabha by winning on a Samajwadi Party ticket.
Atiq Ahmed Saved UPA Government: After the murder of gangster-turned-politician Atiq Ahmed and his brother Ashraf on Saturday (April 15), a chapter of Jarayam's world closed forever in Prayagraj and its surrounding areas. After playing coin in the world of crime, Atiq stepped into the world of politics and reached the biggest temple of democracy, Parliament. During 2008, the UPA government led by Manmohan Singh was in trouble, then Atiq Ahmed was an MP and he voted to save the government.
At that time 6 criminal leaders were released from different jails in just 48 hours. The votes of these six MPs played an important role in saving the UPA government. There was also one Atiq Ahmed in this.
In 2008, Manmohan Singh's UPA government signed a nuclear deal with the US. Against this, the opposition had presented a motion of no confidence, after which the UPA government was at stake. The biggest difficulty in front of Manmohan Singh was that the Left parties, allies in the government, had withdrawn their support on this issue.
5 times MLA, once MP
Rajesh Singh has written a book - Bahubali of Indian Politics: From Bullet to Ballot. In this book of Rupa Publication, he has told how Atiq Ahmed was one of the musclemen who saved the government from falling.
Atiq Ahmed was MLA for five times. Atiq contested the assembly elections for the first time in 1989 and won. In 2004, he got a ticket from Samajwadi and won and reached the Lok Sabha. However, after the murder of Raju Pal in 2005, he remained in jail for a long time.
UPA government's crisis
In 2008, after the withdrawal of the Left parties, the UPA was left with 228 members in the Lok Sabha. Another 44 MPs were needed to reach the magic number to save the government. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had expressed confidence that he would get a majority. Soon it became known how this majority was achieved.
Mulayam Singh's Samajwadi Party, Ajit Singh's Rashtriya Lok Dal and HD Deve Gowda's JDS decided to extend support. The rest of the shortage was filled by the musclemen who were lodged in different jails.
Voted after coming out of jail
According to the book, 6 Bahubali MPs lodged in different jails of the country were released from jail within 48 hours, so that they could exercise their right to vote in the Parliament. All of them had more than 100 cases in total at that time, in which there were cases of serious crimes like murder, kidnapping, extortion. One of these musclemen was Atiq Ahmed. He came out of jail and voted in support of UPA. This was the time when Atiq was firmly established in both crime and politics.