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SP leader Azam Khan flays Imam Bukhari for seeking parliament ticket for kin

Rampur , Sun, 15 Apr 2012 ANI

Rampur, Apr 15 (ANI): Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Azam Khan on Sunday took a dig at Muslim leader Syed Imam Bukhari after the latter sought a parliament ticket for his relative.

Speaking to reporters in Rampur District on Sunday, Azam Khan said that giving a ticket to Bukhari's son-in-law was a wrong decision and the outcome was before the party.

"I had said earlier that good work couldn't be done on a wrong foundation, because the first decision was wrong. Giving a ticket to Bukhari's son-in-law was a wrong decision and these are the results for that," said Khan.

Triggering a fierce political storm, Bukhari had demanded a seat in the Rajya Sabha for his brother Yahya and a cabinet berth for his son-in-law Umer Ali in the Uttar Pradesh Government.

SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav had to eventually give in to the demands of Bukhari saying that they would field a Muslim for the MLC seat left vacant by the resignation of Mayawati.

Azam Khan had earlier launched a scathing attack on Bukhari by saying the demand put forth by the religious leader undermined the aspirations and views of the Muslim community. According to media reports, an Islamic seminary Darul-e-Mazhar Islam had issued a fatwa against Bukhari..

Earlier, prominent Islamic scholar and community leader Syed Kalbe Jawad had urged Bukhari to work for the interests of the Muslim masses rather than focusing on personal interests. (ANI)

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