Azam Khan`s veiled attack on Amar Singh

Former Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan, who expulsion from the party was recently revoked, on Saturday made a veiled attack on Amar Singh alleging he had "inflicted wounds" on the party and its chief Mulayam Singh Yadav.

Last Updated: Nov 27, 2010, 19:26 PM IST

Lucknow: Former Samajwadi Party leader Azam
Khan, who expulsion from the party was recently revoked, on Saturday
made a veiled attack on Amar Singh alleging he had "inflicted
wounds" on the party and its chief Mulayam Singh Yadav.

Azam told reporters here that the decision to return to
SP came in the light of efforts to fill the "wounds inflicted
on SP and Yadav" in the last four months.
"These wounds were inflicted by those elements who caused
loss to the SP," he said without naming expelled SP leader
Amar Singh.

Khan said the relationship he enjoyed with M S Yadav in
the past was known to all. "There are people who, after being
expelled from the party, are wishing for Yadav`s death. I
never did this. They caused maximum loss to the party," he
said.

"Some opportunist people had entered the party like a
mouse, whose presence is realised only after suffering the
loss," he said.

Azam, however, said the loss was being made up timely and
a "new chapter is being added in SP and Yadav`s life".

Khan said he will rejoin SP in the second week of
December.
"Maulana Mohd Ali Jauhar`s birth anniversary is on
December 10 and either on that date or a day before, I will
go back to SP," Azam told reporters here.

He said the decision to go back to SP was taken during a
meeting of the Mashwarati Council`s whose leader also met
party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav.

"But the final decision on when, where and how has been
left to the SP supremo...whatever he decides will be
acceptable," he said.

Khan said recent developments, including uproar in
Parliament over a series of scams, and Bihar poll results have
given new a message.

Asked whether his rejoining will take place in Rampur or
Lucknow, he said that the right to decide the place has been
given to the SP supremo.

He said SP should learn from Bihar poll results. "People
in Bihar have rejected corruption and joker-type leaders in
the election," he said.

Khan said the people in Bihar had voted in favour of
change and work done by the government.

"Though BJP`s seat share has increased the party should
not feel elated as people have not voted for them but for the
work done," he said.

Azam said even Rahul Gandhi failed to muster votes in
favour of Congress.

"One can imagine the results of UP elections. Even in Lok
Sabha polls, people did not vote in favour of the Congress due
to Rahul but because of the Kalyan Singh issue raised by me,"
he claimed.

He said on returning to SP "I plan to announce 10 big
rallies in the state...provided I am still free. I have 54
cases against me and once I am back in SP bulldozers will once
again roar against Jauhar University to which I will
definitely oppose".

PTI