Azmi to vacate Bhiwandi seat, retain Mankhurd in Maha Assembly
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Last Updated: Wednesday, November 04, 2009, 21:49
Mumbai: Samajwadi Party (SP) MLA Abu Asim Azmi would be vacating Bhiwandi Assembly seat.

Azmi was elected from two constituencies -- Mankhurd in central Mumbai and Bhiwandi in Thane district -- in the October 13 elections.

The SP leader has decided to retain Mankhurd-Shivajinagar seat, party sources said.

Azmi, whose assets according to his poll affidavit are around Rs 126 crore, was recently involved in a political debate with Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) after demanding the House agenda in Hindi.

"Hindi is our national language and it should come after Marathi. However, the House agenda and other papers are in Marathi and English. So, I wrote to the Assembly secretary demanding the agenda in Hindi," Azmi, had said.

Furious over Azmi's demand, MNS chief Raj Thackeray, known for his anti-north Indian campaign, said "if Azmi wants the House agenda in Hindi, then he should go to Uttar Pradesh."

Bureau Report

First Published: Wednesday, November 04, 2009, 21:49

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