Jaipur: Gujarat businessman Zafar Sareshwala, who is considered close to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, had to leave the venue of All India Muslim Personal Law Board meeting here on Sunday after some members raised objection to his presence, following which he described the board as "an extension of certain political parties".
Earlier, the board had rejected Sareshwala's suggestion to have a meeting with the prime minister.
Sareshwala told PTI here that the board will lose its relevance if it continued with its adamant approach.
"They will lose their relevance. The world will move on and such people will be left behind because time does not wait for anyone," Sareshwala, a vocal supporter of Modi said.
Sareshwala, who is also Vice-Chancellor of Maulana Azad National Urdu University Hyderabad, said "the board is an extension of certain political parties".
Prior to this, some board members raised objection to the presence Sareshwala at the meeting place, so an announcement was made for those who were not the invitee or members of the board to leave the place.
After the announcement, which did not mention anyone's name, Sareshwala left the venue.
"Why should we meet Modi? When there will be any requirement, we will see what to do but as of now, there is no need to meet him," Qureshi said at the press conference.
He said that it was agenda of Sareshwala (For us to meet Modi) but the board is not interested in this. Qureshi also raised objection over the appointment of Sareshwala as the Vice Chancellor of the Urdu University.
On whether Sareshwala was asked to leave the meeting, Qureshi said that all those who were not the members of the board and present in the meeting were asked to leave because no one other than invitees and members was allowed to attend the programme.