Late shehnai maestro Ustad Bismillah Khan’s family on Monday refused to be drawn into the election battleground from Varanasi and turned down to become a proposer for Bharatiya Janata Party Prime Ministerial nominee Narendra Modi in Varanasi.
Bismillah Khan’s son Zamin Hussain Bismillah has said that he wants to keep the family away from politics.
He said that some BJP functionaries had suggested that they should be a proposer for Modi when he files the nomination from Varanasi on April 24. He said that he consulted the family and everyone agreed that they should not back one or the other candidate.
Modi is expected to visit the Kal Bharati and Kasi Vishwanath temples before he leads a roadshow to the collectorate to file his nomination.