Bukhari wants Azam's removal

Bukhari wants Azam's removal

 Shahi Imam of Delhi’s Jama Masjid Syed Ahmed Bukhari has once again attacked Uttar Pradesh minister Azam Khan although in a veiled manner.

 The Imam has demanded the removal of Azam Khan from the ministry if the Samajwadi Party (SP) wants Muslims support in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. In a letter to SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav, Bukhari, who had supported the party in the recent Assembly polls, has also targeted Yadav saying that he had failed instil confidence in Muslims. “The Muslims are pained at the failure of SP to fulfil the promises it had made in the Assembly polls. You (Mulayam) have given the departments pertaining to Muslim welfare to a person (Azam Khan), who is least interested in their welfare”, Bukhari said in the letter.The Imam said he fully agreed with Mulayam’s assessment that the SP government has failed to deliver on its promises. Bukhari demanded that the portfolios concerning Muslims must be given to a person, who is interested in the welfare of the community and work for it with dedication.Khan and Bukhari were never on the same page ever since the SP formed its government. Their verbal duel had been a great cause concern for Mulayam.  Khan had challenged Bukhari to win the municipal election and had asked him to confine himself to religious issues.

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