Lucknow: A delegation of Pasamanda Muslims
on Friday met Samajwadi Party president Mulyam Singh Yadav and
demanded that the community should be given proper
representation in the Uttar Pradesh government.
"We have met Mulayamji and drew his attention towards the
fact that no Pasmanda Muslim, comprising 85 per cent of the
Muslim population, has been given place in either Rajya Sabha
or Vidhan Parishad...There are also no ministers in Samajwadi
government from the community," Anis Mansoori, President of
the Pasmanda Muslim Samaj, told reporters.
Mansoori said Yadav has assured them to look into their
demands and do the needful.
Incidentally, the Samajwadi supremo had yesterday assured
Shahi Imam Ahmad Bukhari that beside his son-in-law one more
muslim candidate would be given party ticket in Vidhan