Patna (AGENCY) 19 April Bihar’s Osama bin Laden (Meraj Khalid Noor), popular due to his strange resemblance to the late Al Qaeda leader, announced he would contest the Lok Sabha poll against BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi from Varanasi.
“I have decided to contest polls against Modi from Varanasi,” said Noor, who is president of Ram India, a newly floated political outfit. “After much thought I decided to fight against Modi,” Noor said.
Patna-based Noor was once close to Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader and former chief minister Lalu Prasad and the Lok Janshakti Party’s (LJP) Ram Vilas Paswan to woo Muslim voters.
Noor is tall, well built and sports a long black beard. Like the now dead Al Qaeda chief, he is always seen in white robes and a turban to match. The Al Qaeda leader was gunned down by US commandos in his hideout in Pakistan in May 2011.