Iran winger Jahanbakhsh joins Brighton for club record fee

first_imgMOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Morocco winger Noureddine Amrabat, 31, a magnet for controversy at the finals in Russia, left for Al-Nassr of Saudi Arabia for an undisclosed fee.Amrabat played in all three of Morocco’s World Cup games and was criticized by FIFA after each match for different incidents.Firstly, FIFA noted the “questionable handling” of his head injury sustained against Iran in an opening 1-0 loss.The organisers then condemned Amrabat’s allegation that United States referee Mark Geiger asked for Pepe’s shirt during Portugal’s 1-0 win over Morocco.Finally, after Spain’s stoppage-time equalizer in a 2-2 draw, Amrabat directed an obscene comment about FIFA’s video review system at a television camera.ADVERTISEMENT Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team FILE – In this Friday, June 15, 2018 file photo, Iran’s Alireza Jahanbakhsh celebrates his team’s victory after the group B match between Morocco and Iran at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg Stadium in St. Petersburg, Russia. Iran winger Alireza Jahanbakhsh has joined Brighton for a club record fee, the English Premier League club said on Wednesday, July 25, 2018. The 24-year-old Jahanbakhsh signed a five-year contract after leaving Dutch club AZ Alkmaar. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe, file)LONDON — Iran winger Alireza Jahanbakhsh has joined Brighton for a club record fee, the English Premier League club said on Wednesday.The 24-year-old Jahanbakhsh signed a five-year contract after leaving Dutch club AZ Alkmaar. Brighton did not disclose the fee but media reports put it at 17 million pounds ($22.4 million).ADVERTISEMENT Canadian teenager Davies joins Bayern for record $22 million Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES Jahanbakhsh’s 21 goals for AZ made him the top scorer in the Eredivisie last season.“Ali is a player we have been aware of and monitored for a few years, and his versatility will increase our attacking options,” Brighton manager Chris Hughton said in a statement .FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Jahanbakhsh played in all three of Iran’s games at the World Cup last month.Brighton starts its league season on Aug. 11, Jahanbakhsh’s 25th birthday, at Watford which on Wednesday sold one of its World Cup players. DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

WIST Ministries to host Dance Camp July 19-21

first_imgThe months of July and August mark a period of vacation, especially for our young people, and as such, parents and their children are often looking for some new and/or exciting thing to do.WIST Ministries International Board of Directors: Gillian Scot, Cathy Telford, Sandia Ramnarine, Jade Primo and Alexia BecklesThis year, WIST Ministries International would be hosting a technique dance camp. The dance camp is scheduled to be held at Regency Suites Hotel in Georgetown from July 19 to July 21, and is open to persons of all ages.The instructor for the camp would be Patrice Ambrose from the United States of America. She has been dancing for over 25 years, and is extremely competent in various styles of dance including ballet, contemporary, jazz, hip hop and more.The former cheerleader is the owner and instructor of the Spirit of Excellence dance studio in Massachusetts, USA. She is presently the co-pastor with her husband Pastor Andrew Ambroise at Hosanna International Ministries in Brockton, MA.The host, WIST Ministries International, is a Christian dance institute that was established in Guyana 15 years ago. Over the years, it has hosted numerous events all over Guyana such as “The Shift” in Main Street in 2016; “He is Risen” at the National Park in March 2018, and its annual Christmas production at the National Cultural Centre.This year is no different as it seeks to edify and equip individuals through the God-given theme – “Our technique under His anointing for His glory”.Patrice AmbroseThis camp will focus on various styles of dance technique, including the use of stunts in choreography. Attendees are guaranteed a packed few days with various dance techniques. Attendees have the option to attend the sessions only or they can register to stay in the Regency Suites Hotel while in attendance.There will also be a very special session called “mommy and me”, and it is open for children between the ages of 18 months and four years. It would be a very memorable and bonding event for the child and parent or guardian. This will be held on Saturday, July 21 from 10:00h.For registration and further information contact Jade Primo on 673-2948, or find us on Facebook at WISTministriesinternational or visit us at the Open Bible Church at Lamaha and Oronoque Streets, Georgetown.last_img read more

Conquerors hold on for 1-0 win to maintain top position

first_imgThe in-form Fruta Conquerors took on the third-placed Western Tigers as the Guyana Football Federation’s (GFF’s) Elite League III continued at the Georgetown Football Club (GFC) Ground last night; and expectedly, the match ended in favour of the Conquerors.Part of the action in the GFF Elite League IIIAs the referee blew the whistle to signal the start of the match, both teams looked mean and hungry, and the expectation was that they had a score to settle. The Conquerors took possession of the ball, and it was not long before they secured their first goal, in the 11th minute, when number 21, Ryan Hackett, fired a scud missile into the back of the Tigers net, leaving them in shock.The score was now 1-0, and the big cats were hunting for an equalizer. They employed every football tactic in their arsenal of strategies, but still came up short. The felines had 54 percent possession of the ball, but the Conquerors somehow were able to fend them off; thus at half-time the score remained 1-0 in the Conquerors’ favour.On the defensive for the rest of the game, the Conquerors were somehow able to withstand wave after wave of determined Tigers’ offensive play; and at the end of the match, the unchanged score of 1-0 meant the Conquerors had defended well enough not to allow the Tigers to convert any of their passes.last_img read more

Seven-up Dortmund keep heat on Bayern Munich

first_imgJacob Bruun Larsen’s stylish finish gave Dortmund the lead early on, the Danish striker latching onto Christian Pulisic’s through ball and lofting the ball over Fabian Bredlow in the Nuremberg goal.With Dortmund in complete control, Marco Reus doubled the lead on 32 minutes, as his long range effort was deflected past a helpless Bredlow.Hakimi’s moment came just after half-time, as he rounded off a Dortmund counter attack by blasting the ball into the bottom corner from the edge of the box.Reus added another a few minutes later, and Manuel Akanji picked up his first ever Bundesliga goal before substitutes Jadon Sancho and Julian Weigl completed the rout.Borussia Moenchengladbach, meanwhile, are among those chasing Dortmund after they battled to a 3-1 win over Eintracht Frankfurt to go fourth.Gladbach forced several saves from Kevin Trapp in the first half before Alassane Plea finally broke through in the 56th minute, the Frenchman rifling the ball in from a tight angle to grab his sixth goal in all competitions.-HazardThorgan Hazard doubled the lead with a sweetly struck finish ten minutes later, and though Ante Rebic’s goal gave Frankfurt a flicker of hope, it was extinguished by Nico Elvedi’s 85th minute header.Elsewhere, RB Leipzig battled to a 2-0 win over Stuttgart, while Wolfsburg were held to a goalless draw in Mainz.Captain Willi Orban put Leipzig in front on the stroke of half-time, tapping in the rebound after Kevin Kampl had forced a save from Ron-Robert Zieler.Timo Werner had a goal ruled out by VAR in the second half before Jean Kevin Augustin whipped in Leipzig’s second to seal the win.Wolfsburg failed to take advantage of a comedy of defensive errors from Mainz.-GiftTwice gifted possession in the first half, Josip Brekalo first struck the post on 23 minutes, and then fired the ball straight at Mainz goalkeeper Florian Mueller.Earlier, two goals from Kevin Volland saw Bayer Leverkusen continue their recovery with a 2-1 win at Fortuna Duesseldorf.After a breaking the deadlock with a tap-in after half-time, Volland nodded in Kai Havertz’s elegant cross to double the lead, and Rouwen Hennings late penalty was not enough to prevent a second win in a row for Leverkusen.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Easy does it: Dortmund defender Achraf Hakimi and his teammates celebrateBERLIN, Germany, Sep 26 – Teenager Achraf Hakimi scored on debut as Borussia Dortmund waltzed to a 7-0 win over Nuremberg on Wednesday to keep the heat on Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich.Real Madrid loanee Hakimi, 19, scored Dortmund’s third goal as Lucien Favre’s side obliterated Nuremberg to move to within two points of Bayern in second place.last_img read more

Afflalo’s task: stop Adams

first_imgArron Afflalo just might be the key to ending UCLA’s eight-year drought at the McKale Center tonight. The Bruins haven’t beaten Arizona in Tucson, Ariz. since Feb. 13, 1997, but if Afflalo can slow down Wildcats senior guard Hassan Adams, UCLA stands a chance. “It will be one of my toughest tests of the year,” Afflalo said. “He’s a fiery guy who’s strong. He’s a competitor.” Adams – who played at Westchester High – is averaging 20.8 points per game and 28.5 for Arizona (9-3, 2-0) in the Pac-10. He just seems to get better and better. He scored 25 points and added eight rebounds, four assists and three steals against Washington State. He followed with a career-high 32 points at 10th-ranked Washington in Arizona’s 96-95 double overtime win. Afflalo might not get that rest after all, but his best offense will be his defense. “Of course, nothing’s changed in that aspect,” Afflalo said. “I’ve been doing that since I’ve been here.” Jill Painter, (818) 713-3615 jill.painter@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson The Wildcats fell out of the rankings for two weeks, but Adams helped put them right back in it, where they seem to belong. With a road sweep to start the season, Arizona already is in solid position for the conference title. Afflalo, a Centennial of Compton product, knows Adams and knows what makes him tick. “Athleticism and heart,” Afflalo said. “He plays to win all the time. Any time you get a guy like that, you have to focus on him for 40 minutes. And it’s not just me. It’s going to be the entire team.” The Bruins don’t exactly have an entire team since they’re besieged by injuries. Sophomore guard Jordan Farmar has injured his right ankle three times this season and was held to 2-for-11 shooting and six points in 36 minutes in the loss to Cal on Saturday. He didn’t practice all week and will be a game-time decision for today’s game. Afflalo played 39 minutes against the Bears, but UCLA coach Ben Howland reflected and figured he should have used reserves Michael Roll and Janou Rubin more. Rubin, however, had a 103-degree temperature Wednesday and didn’t make the trip. last_img read more

LOCAL NEWS: AIDAN GUTHRIE’S DRUMKEEN COMMUNITY NEWS

first_imgFundraising DanceA dance in aid of parish funds will take place this Thurs 25th Oct inSt. Patrick’s hall Drumkeen.  Music by Martin Duggan and specialguests.  Why not come along and show your support for our very hardworking committee and also enjoy a great night’s entertainment.Admission is only €7 and dancing is from 9 – 12pm.Supper served.Finn Valley AC Jogging GroupThe Finn Valley AC has recently established a Jogging Group whichmeets every Monday in Convoy opposite Breen’s Bar @ 7p.m. All welcome.Drumkeen National School Reunion 1969Great turnout for our first meeting last week in Jameson’s bar, veryenjoyable night chatting about the good old days, ink-wells, nib pens,blotting paper, turf fires and looking at the old photos, JUST A SHAMESOME OF US FORGOT OUR GLASSES. No final decisions were made on theformat of the reunion so if you have any ideas please let us know,also if anyone has any photos or memorabilia from that era, we wouldlove to hear from you. Check out our facebook page “Drumkeen NationalSchool Reunion” and please share the page with all your friends andask them to share/like it with their friends. If you would like tocontact us by email our address is drumkeennsreunion@gmail.com orphone Henry on 0872914267The following were elected on to the committee.Chairperson Josie McKelvey Vice Chairperson John Cannon SecretaryMaeve Mc GettiganVice Secretary Andrena Holmes Treasurer Henry Patton ViceTreasurer/PRO Aidan Guthrie.Our next meeting will be on Thurs 01st Nov @8pm in Drumkeen FCclubhouse. All welcome Drumkeen Youth ClubYouth club every Fri from 7:30 – 9:30pm in the hall.  Members only. Afew places still available. Membership forms can be obtained from anyclub leader. Date for your diary: Arena 7 on Sat 17th Nov.Tyrconnel Martyrs Flute BandPractice every Tuesday in the hall @ 7.00pm. all new members welcome.Age 11 to 91 years. We’ll teach you to play the flute or drum and havesome fun!!St. Mary’s GAABingo in the Hall on Tues @9 Lotto result AM, LK, OY, RN 4 matched 2counties Rosaleen Houston, Tony Byrne, Peter Mc Connell and MargaretMc Daid Nexts weeks Jackpot €2000Best wishes to all taking part in Strictly Come Dancing for the clubon Sun 28th in the Silver TassieCharlie Daly & H-Block Martyrs Sinn Féin Cumann DrumkeenLotto Results 18th Oct 02, 08, 12, 20. No jackpot winner 1 Match 3Numbers €100 Hugh Mc Carry, Creeslough. Next weeks jackpot €3,550Tickets from any committee member €2. Go raibh maith agat. Slimming WorldSlimming World meet every Tuesday in Kees Hotel, Stranorlar at 10am,12 noon, 5.30pm & 7.30pm.  New members always welcome. ContactCatherine on 0863962666 for further information.Parish HallAnyone wishing to book the hall should contact Charlie Quinn on91/34010 or 087 7728608Birthdays, Anniversaries etc.Is there something happening in the area you think should behighlighted or if anyone would like a birthday or anniversarymentioned in the notes, also any photo’s you would like publishedplease feel free to email them to drumkeennotes@gmail.com LOCAL NEWS: AIDAN GUTHRIE’S DRUMKEEN COMMUNITY NEWS was last modified: October 21st, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:LOCAL NEWS: AIDAN GUTHRIE’S DRUMKEEN COMMUNITY NEWSlast_img read more

Women’s 400-Meter Hurdles And Long Jump Fields Announced

first_imgStory Links 6th (100mH) Get Adobe Acrobat Reader DES MOINES, Iowa – Five Olympians and a USA Champion highlight the field for the Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee women’s 400-meter hurdles and long jump, Blake Boldon, the Franklin P. Johnson Director of the Drake Relays, announced Wednesday, April 17.In the women’s long jump, Sha’Keela Saunders looks to continue her success at Drake Stadium after winning the 2018 USATF Outdoor Championship in Des Moines last summer while the 400-meter hurdles features a World Champion and Olympic medalist.Ashley Spencer, the 2016 Olympic bronze medalist, returns after a fourth-place finish in last year’s 400-meter hurdles at the Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee. She has a personal best of 53.11 in the event, which is the 22nd fastest time in the world.Kori Carter, who owns the fastest personal best in the field, also recorded her best time in the finals of the 2017 Outdoor Championships to take third place ahead of Spencer. Her time of 52.95 is the 19th fastest time ever recorded. Tia Adana Belle, a 2016 Olympian, recorded a personal record of 54.18 just weeks ago at the Florida Relays which is the world’s fastest time this year. Belle was a two-time Division II champion in the 400-meter hurdles at St. Augustine’s.Jaide Stepter heads to the Drake Relays coming off of a first-place finish in the 400 meters at the Millrose Games in New York. Stepter returns to the 400-meter hurdles after running the 400 meters the past few years and moving to sixth in the IAAF World Rankings.A pair of national record holders will also compete for the title. Gianna Woodruff set the Panamanian national record with a time of 55.60 in July of 2018. Katrina Seymour of the Bahamas broke the national record with a time of 55.69 last April.Grace Claxton of Puerto Rico rounds out the field of eight. Claxton placed eighth in the 2018 Drake Relays and reached the semifinals of the 2016 Olympics where she recorded a personal best of 55.85.In the long jump, Sha’Keela Saunders returns to Drake Stadium, where she won the 2018 USA Championship. She is currently ranked seventh in the IAAF World Rankings. Saunders was the bronze medalist in the 2015 Pan American Games and the 2017 NCAA indoor champion while at Kentucky. Her outdoor personal best is 22-7.25 (6.89m) and came in the 2016 Olympic Trials where she finished fourth.Former teammates at the University of Georgia, Canice Porter and Kendell Williams, have recorded the world’s sixth and seventh best marks in 2019, respectively. Porter is a two-time Jamaican National Champion and was the 2016 NCAA outdoor long jump champion. Williams is a dynamic athlete and has competed in World Championships and the Olympics in the Pentathlon and Heptathlon. In her time at Georgia, Williams recorded seven of the 10 best all-time collegiate marks in the pentathlon. Her lifetime best in the long jump is 21-11.5 (6.69m).Two former collegiate All-Americans, Taliyah Brooks and Kylie Price, also return to the Drake Relays in the long jump. Brooks was the 2018 NCAA pentathlon champion at Arkansas and placed fifth in the collegiate division in the 100-meter hurdles in the 2015 Drake Relays. Her lifetime best in the long jump is 22-3 (6.78m). Price was a four-time all-American at UCLA and took eighth in the 2015 World University Games. In the 2017 Drake Relays, Price took fourth in the long jump. Price is the lone competitor in this year’s field who has previously competed in the long jump at the Drake Relays.Jahisha Thomas, of Great Britain, attended the nearby University of Iowa where she was a two-time Big Ten Champion in the long jump and the triple jump. Thomas was the 2019 UK indoor runner up in the long jump and has a personal record of 21-11.5 (6.69m).Konomi Kai was a 2016 Olympian and Japan National Champion in the long jump. Her personal best of 22-5.25 (6.84m) is the second best among the field of nine competitors. Tamaka Shimizu also has experience at the Japan National Championships with five top-five finishes in the event. Her lifetime best in the long jump is 21-3.25 (6.48m).The final competitor in the women’s long jump is Mady Richards. An all-American at USC who graduated in 2018, Richards has a lifetime best of 21-0.75 (6.42m).The women’s 400-meter hurdles are scheduled for Saturday, April 27, afternoon prior to the running of the men’s mile at the Blue Oval. The long jump is scheduled for Friday evening along with the men’s high jump and the women’s pole vault.Relays Week competitions begin Tuesday, April 23, with the Grand Blue Mile on the streets of downtown Des Moines. The heptathlon and decathlon get underway in Drake Stadium Wednesday, April 24, followed by the annual Capital Square Vault. Combined events conclude Thursday, April 25, at Drake Stadium followed by the annual Distance Carnival. The action continues all day Friday and Saturday at Drake Stadium.All-session, multi-session and single-session tickets for all of the action are available via DrakeTix.com, 515-271-3647 or visiting the Drake Athletic Ticket Office. 2016 (Bronze) Get Adobe Acrobat Reader Women’s Long Jump Kylie Price USA 22-2.5 (6.77m) Get Adobe Acrobat Reader Yanuque Haye-Smith Turks & Caicos 55.65 2016Get Adobe Acrobat ReaderGet Adobe Acrobat ReaderGet Adobe Acrobat ReaderGet Adobe Acrobat ReaderGet Adobe Acrobat ReaderGet Adobe Acrobat Reader 11Get Adobe Acrobat Reader Get Adobe Acrobat Reader Get Adobe Acrobat Reader Jaide Stepter USA 54.95 2018 Relays Finish Get Adobe Acrobat Reader 2018 Relays Finish Get Adobe Acrobat Reader Get Adobe Acrobat Reader Kori Carter USA 52.95 Get Adobe Acrobat Reader Get Adobe Acrobat Reader Get Adobe Acrobat Reader Women’s 400-Meter Hurdles Olympics Get Adobe Acrobat Reader Get Adobe Acrobat Reader Katrina Seymour Bahamas 55.69^ Buy Tickets Get Adobe Acrobat Reader 4th Get Adobe Acrobat Reader Get Adobe Acrobat Reader Name Country PR 2016 Get Adobe Acrobat Reader Get Adobe Acrobat Reader 2nd (4×100), 2nd (Triple Jump) Get Adobe Acrobat Reader Name Country PR Get Adobe Acrobat Reader Get Adobe Acrobat Reader Taliyah Brooks USA 22-1.75 (6.75m) Get Adobe Acrobat Reader Kendell Williams USA 21-11.5 (6.69m) 2016 (Heptathlon) Konomi Kai Japan 22-5.25 (6.84m) 2016 Get Adobe Acrobat Reader Chanice Porter Jamaica 22-1.75 (6.75m) Get Adobe Acrobat Reader Olympics Get Adobe Acrobat Reader Get Adobe Acrobat Reader Gianna Woodruff Panama 55.60^ Mady Richards USA 21-0.75 (6.42m) 8th Get Adobe Acrobat Reader Sha’Keela Saunders USA 22-7.25 (6.89m) Ashley Spencer USA 53.11 Get Adobe Acrobat Reader Get Adobe Acrobat Reader Jahisha Thomas Great Britain 21-11.5 (6.69m) Get Adobe Acrobat Reader Tamaka Shimizu Japan 21-3.25 (6.48m) Tia Adana Belle Barbados 54.18 2016 Get Adobe Acrobat Reader Get Adobe Acrobat Reader Grace Claxton Puerto Rico 55.85 Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Cervi hoping for another CFD Championship

first_imgCHEYENNE, Wyoming >> There have been some changes over the last 20 years at the “Daddy of ‘em All.” Just ask barrel racer Sherry Cervi from Marana, Ariz.Cervi, who is a four-time world champion, won this rodeo 21 years ago in 1995. At that time the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association part of the competition was held as part of the night show and their entrance into the arena was from the south.That put the placement of the barrels in the opposite direction as well, but the actual size of …last_img

Qantas to benefit from online shoppers

first_imgAustralian carrier Qantas is hoping to capitalise on growing levels of e-commerce after extending its International air freight contract with Australia Post.The agreement currently sees Qantas Freight handle 12,000 tonnes of mail and parcels out of Australia each year.This deal and a recently signed domestic freight agreement are worth more than $A500 million to the airline over five years and form Australia’s biggest air freight contract.Although the volume of letters being sent by Australia Post has plummeted with the spread of electronic communications, the number of parcels has been rising to become an increasing proportion of the postal service’s business.  Letter volumes fell almost 10 per cent in 2016 – the biggest 12-month decline on record – while strong growth in online deliveries saw parcel profits rise 8 per cent to $A314 million.The new deal gives Australia Post access to the Qantas Group’s more than 1500 international weekly flights and interline agreements with other carriers ensure global access.“We have a well-established relationship with the Australia Post Group and the growing international parcel business makes this a substantial contract to secure,” said Qantas International and freight chief executive Gareth Evans.“We have transformed Qantas Freight to deliver flexible and efficient operations for the changing needs of our customers.“This partnership sees the Australia Post Group and Qantas Freight well-positioned to support the e-commerce industry, which relies on air freight for express delivery of its steadily increasing volumes of international packages and parcels.’’Qantas Freight was the airline’s only major business unit not to record a record profit last financial year, with earnings down 44 percent to $A64m.last_img read more

Cong. a true national party: Shatrughan

first_imgActor-politician Shatrughan Sinha, who has announced that he is quitting the BJP, on Sunday said he decided to go with the Congress as it was a national party in the true sense and family friend Lalu Prasad also advised him to do so. He said leaders such as Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee, Samajwadi Party supremo Akhilesh Yadav and Aam Aadmi Party national convener Arvind Kejriwal, among others, wanted him to join their respective parties, but he had made it clear that whatever be the situation, the constituency he would be contesting in the Lok Sabha poll would be Patna Sahib.last_img