Press Esc to close

Cancellation of Harvard lecture, a loss for US people: Azam

Lucknow, May 10, 2013, (PTI): 18:39 IST
American people have missed out on an opportunity to gain from the experience of Uttar Pradesh government in organising "Mahakumbh", said state minister Azam Khan, who cut short his visit to the US after being detained at the Boston airport last month.

"The real loss because of their behaviour has been that of America whose people had wanted to know how the Mahakumbh was organised and crowd was managed... we have been hailed and praised by the 125 crore people," Khan today said on the sidelines of release of e-book on SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav written by his younger brother and state minister Shivpal Singh Yadav.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav boycotted the Harvard lecture he was due to deliver in protest against Khan's detention at the Boston airport.

The minister recounted the manner in which he was singled out in the team led by the Chief Minister to the US.

He also lashed out at the manner in which the country had "meekly accepted" the treatment meted out to former president A P J Abdul Kalam and former Union minister George Fernandes in the US.

"The entire country should have reacted when its president had been humiliated rather than sitting like cowards", he said, adding it is difficult to understand how he spent 35 minutes of insult and humiliation at the airport.

Meanwhile, PWD and irrigation minister Shivpal Singh Yadav, who has been invited by Johns Hopkins University US to deliver a lecture on flood control, today said that he will not undertake the visit.

Go to Top

More from this section
Most trending stories
Photo Gallery
Bollywood Actress Kareena Kapoor Khan,Director Rakesh Omprakash Mehra,Minister Roshan Baig...

Bollywood Actress Kareena Kapoor Khan,Director Rakesh Omprakash Mehra,Minister Roshan Baig...

Dancers perform during the inauguration of the 10th Bengaluru International Film Festival...

Dancers perform during the inauguration of the 10th Bengaluru International Film Festival...

Carolina Kostner of Italy performs during the women's free figure skating final in the...

Carolina Kostner of Italy performs during the women's free figure skating final in the...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with his Canadian counterpart Justin Trudeau, First Lady...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with his Canadian counterpart Justin Trudeau, First Lady...

Russian athlete Ivan Telegin (7) skates with the puck against Jakub Nakladal (87)...

Russian athlete Ivan Telegin (7) skates with the puck against Jakub Nakladal (87)...

A motorcycle rider performs stunts at the 'Hamburg Motor Days' fair in Hamburg, Germany...

A motorcycle rider performs stunts at the 'Hamburg Motor Days' fair in Hamburg, Germany...

Tourists ride on horses after snowfall at Anjni Mahadev near Manali on Friday...

Tourists ride on horses after snowfall at Anjni Mahadev near Manali on Friday...

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau signs the visitor's book as his son Hadrien looks on...

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau signs the visitor's book as his son Hadrien looks on...

The Swedish team celebrates their gold medal after the venue ceremony at the men's...

The Swedish team celebrates their gold medal after the venue ceremony at the men's...

Rajasthani folk artists perform at historical Govind Dev Ji temple during the 'Fag Mahotsav'...

Rajasthani folk artists perform at historical Govind Dev Ji temple during the 'Fag Mahotsav'...

Like us on Facebook

Copyright 2017, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523
Powered by Yodasoft Technologies Pvt. Ltd.