Amar Singh's nomination to Rajya Sabha 'unfortunate', can't contest Mulayam's decision: Azam Khan
Azam Khan, the Muslim face of the Samajwadi Party, had termed Amar Singh's nomination to Rajya Sabha as 'unfortunate'.
New Delhi: Amar Singh's arch-rival and known critic Azam Khan has expressed disappointment over the Samajwadi Party's (SP) decision to nominate the former to the Rajya Sabha.
Khan, the Muslim face of the Samajwadi Party, had termed the whole incident as 'unfortunate'.
"As far as I think, this whole incident (nomination of Amar Singh to Rajya Sabha) is unfortunate," Khan told reporters on Wednesday.
"Mulayam Singh is the party chief and to challenge his decision is beyond my rights," Khan added.
The reactions from Khan came hours after the Samajwadi Party announced the names of seven party candidates for the Rajya Sabha elections scheduled for next month, which included the name of Amar Singh.
The party's central parliamentary board, at a meeting in Lucknow, said that besides Amar Singh, the other nominees are Beni Prasad Verma, Sanjay Seth, Sukhram Yadav, Vishambhar Prasad Nishad, Arvind Singh and Revti Raman Singh.
Singh was expelled from the party for six years in February 2010. Ever since his expulsion period concluded earlier this year, there have been speculations of his return to the party.