India Elections : Mulayam Singh Yadav pacifies Azam Khan

Samjawadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav on Saturday came out in defence of party general secretary Amar Singh by saying that Azam Khan, the Muslim face of the Samajwadi Party, was indulging in acts of indiscipline.

Amar Singh was reportedly upset with Azam Khan opposing Jaya Prada’s candidature from Rampur.

Stepping in to end the intra- party rift, Samajwadi party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav today sought to pacify Azam Khan saying he wanted him to start canvassing for the party and stop working against its interests. Yadav’s move came a day after Amar Singh virtually threatened to quit the party if Yadav does not rein in Khan.

At an election rally, Yadav said Khan should stop working against the party’s interests. “Abhi bhi samay hai, samman sahit wapas aayiye, chunav prachar me lag jayiye (There is still time. Come back with dignity and and start campaigning for the party).

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