Bahraich: Calling the Shahi Imam of Delhi`s
Jama Masjid a "communal person", Congress leader Digvijay
Singh on Saturday said that Muslims of Uttar Pradesh will not be
misled by his appeal, in which has urged them to vote for
Samajwadi Party candidates.
"Bukhari was a communal person, who at one time supported
Osama Bin Laden and in 2004 issued fatwa in favour of BJP,"
Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh said.
"Bukhari`s worth can be estimated from the fact that his
opponent has won from the area he lives in. Muslims of UP will
not get misled by his appeal," Digvijay said while talking to
Holding Congress responsible for the poor state of
Muslims, Maulana Ahmad Bukhari today appealed to Muslims to
vote for SP candidates in the upcoming Uttar Pradesh assembly
In a joint press conference here with Mulayam Singh
Yadav, he said "During several rounds of meetings with me, the
SP chief has promised me that he will ensure justice to
"I appeal to the community and those with the secular
mindset to ensure victory of SP nominees in the state assembly
election," Bukhari said.
On demolition of Babri mosque, Digvijay said that the
then Prime Minister P V Narsimha Rao made a mistake by relying
on the affidavit of Kalyan Singh.
He alleged that Mulayam shook hands with Kalyan and
gave a ministerial berth to his son.
The Congress leader said that Azam Khan and Kalyan`s son
were ministers in the same cabinet.
Referring to NRHM scam, the Congress leader said that
Rs 8,500 crore was given to the state to improve condition of
health department, but from this Rs 5,000 crore could not be
He alleged that five murders were executed so that big
names involved in the scam could be concealed.