Bahraich: Calling the Shahi Imam of Delhi's Jama Masjid a "communal person", Congress leader Digvijaya Singh today said that Muslims of Uttar Pradesh will not be misled by his appeal, in which has urged them to vote for Samajwadi Party candidates.
"Bukhari was a communal person, who at one time supported Osama Bin Laden and in 2004 issued fatwa in favour of BJP," the Congress general secretary said.
"Bukhari's worth can be estimated from the fact that his opponent has won from the area he lives in. Muslims of UP will not get misled by his appeal," Digvijaya said while talking to the reporters.
Holding Congress responsible for the poor state of Muslims, Maulana Ahmad Bukhari today appealed to Muslims to vote for SP candidates in the upcoming Uttar Pradesh assembly
In a joint press conference here with Mulayam Singh Yadav, he said, "During several rounds of meetings with me, the SP chief has promised me that he will ensure justice to
"I appeal to the community and those with the secular mindset to ensure victory of SP nominees in the state assembly election," Imam Bukhari said.
On demolition of Babri mosque, Digvijaya said that the then Prime Minister P V Narsimha Rao made a mistake by relying on the affidavit of Kalyan Singh.
He alleged that Mulayam shook hands with Kalyan and gave a ministerial berth to his son.
The Congress leader said that Azam Khan and Kalyan's son were ministers in the same cabinet.
Referring to NRHM scam, the Congress leader said that Rs 8,500 crore was given to the state to improve condition of health department, but from this Rs 5,000 crore could not be
He alleged that five murders were executed so that big names involved in the scam could be concealed.
Story first published:
January 28, 2012 20:13 IST