Azam Khan, the Urban Development and Minorities Weflare minister in Uttar Pradesh government, has offered to resign on Wednesday after he was removed as the in-charge of Meerut district due to infighting in Samajwadi Party.
Reportedly unhappy with the decision, Mr Khan offered to step down as a cabinet minister. In his letter to chief minister Akhilesh Yadav, Mr Khan said, "If I am not capable of being the minister in-charge for Meerut, then Ghaziabad and Muzzafarnagar are important districts as well. You can remove me from the post of minister in-charge for these districts as well. And if you think that I am not qualified enough to be a minister, then I do not want to be a burden on this government."
Azam khan, who is one of the founding members of the party, was the minister in-charge of Ghaziabad, Muzzafarnagar and Meerut and responsible for planning development work in these districts.
Recently Shahid Manzoor, a minister, complained to the chief minister about how he was not consulted by Mr Khan while taking decisions for the development of the district. Mr Khan was given the charge of Pilibhit instead. But Mr Khan was reportedly unhappy with the change.