PML-Q chief Moonis brushes apart rumours of becoming a member of PTI
PML-Q, Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid chief and former federal minister Chaudhry Moonis Elahi on Friday dismissed rumours of becoming a member of PTI, saying a letter claiming his PTI’s candidature from NA-80 Mandi Bahauddin within the upcoming basic elections was faux.
“Imran Khan is my prime minister and dealing with Asad Umar is wonderful,” Moonis stated in a tweet and added that the round was faux.
The PML-Q chief’s refutation got here after a notification purportedly issued by PTI Common Secretary Asad Umar, nominating Moonis as a PTI candidate from the constituency, made rounds on social media.
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The letter stirred speculations about whether or not the younger scion of the famed Chaudhry family was deserting the occasion.
Nevertheless, sources within the knowledge of the event instructed The Specific Tribune that Moonis had certainly requested Asad Umar for candidature from the Mandi Bahauddin constituency in an effort to bridge the widening schism inside his household.
To treat the festering variations between the 2 camps on the occasion, Moonis had recommended that if PTI allowed him to contest the Nationwide Meeting polls from NA-80, the PML-Q would have the ability to hand over the candidature of Gujarat’s seat to Salik Hussain – who’s a federal minister in PM Shehbaz Sharif cupboard – and thereby bringing the household collectively.
Nevertheless, as a consequence of resistance from the native management, the ‘recipe’ was not greenlighted by the PTI management.
It’s pertinent to notice that Chief Minister Pervaiz Elahi, former minister Wajahat and their sons Moonis and Hussain, respectively, had the most popular to take care of their alliance with the PTI in the wake of Imran Khan’s ouster by means of a no-confidence vote. In the meantime, PML-Q president Chaudhry Shujaat and his sons, MNA Salik Hussain and Shafay Hussain, entered the ruling coalition camp together with two different occasion MNAs.
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The Elahi camp is alleged to be led by its ‘de facto’ chief Moonis — who was part of the Imran Khan cupboard. The Shujaat group, headed by Salik and Shafay Hussain, have repeatedly signalled their intent to not budge on their determination to assist the PML-N-led ruling coalition.
Additionally, it is noteworthy that the Chaudhrys of Gujrat have a historic rivalry with the PML-N in Gujrat and Mandi Bahauddin constituencies.
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