Mumbai, Maharashtra: Hitting out at Azam Khan for seeking UN's intervention to look into the miseries of minorities in India, the Shiv Sena today said that the senior minister in the Uttar Pradesh government should be removed from all constitutional posts for doing great disservice to the country.
"If Mulayam Singh Yadav has any patriotism left in him, he will kick Azam Khan out from all posts and make him sit at home. This UP minister (Khan) has committed all sort of crimes...everything has been tolerated in the extremist politics of the state. But now, this man has shred the country's respect into pieces at a global level," the Sena said in an editorial in party mouthpiece 'Saamana'.
It said while politicians made a beeline to visit Dadri, where a 52-year-old Muslim man was killed in a mob attack for allegedly beef last week, nobody even spoke a word about the hundreds of Indian Muslims recently killed in a stampede at Saudi Arabia.
"This is because it didn't suit their vote-bank politics. A ruckus has been created on the questionable death of a man in Dadri. People are criticising the BJP when investigation into the incident is yet to be completed," it said.
Reminding Mr Khan that Dadri is in Uttar Pradesh, the editorial said, "It seems that Azam Khan is a mentally retarded man. Dadri lies within boundaries of UP. The government there is inefficient thus such incidents take place. Law and order has gone for a toss there. If Azam Khan is saddened by this episode, he should resign from his ministerial position."
It further said the country expects Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and ruling Samajwadi Party chief, Mulayam Singh to shunt him out.
In a letter to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, Mr Khan also attacked the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, accusing it of working to turn secular and pluralistic India into a majoritarian theocratic 'Hindu Rashtra'.