Azam Khan resigns from parliamentary board membership of SP

May 17th, 2009 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI  

Lucknow, May 17 (ANI): Controversial Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan on Sunday resigned from the post of General Secretary and the membership of the party’s parliamentary board.

Azam Khan, after his resignation, blamed former BJP leader and chief minister of Uttar Pradesh Kalyan Singh being the main reason for Samajwadi Party’s defeat in the recent Lok Sabha elections.

Khan attracted a lot of ignominy for SP following his alleged anti-Jayaprada campaigning despite SP chief’s requests not to do so. He was also involved in verbal-fight with Amar Singh.

SP leader Jaya Prada, contesting from Azamgarh constituency, had blamed Khan distributing obscene CDs against to defame her during elections.

Meanwhile, the Samajwadi Party’s strategy conducted a meet in the national capital on Sunday. It is believed that the party discussed the issue of offering its support to the United Progressive Alliance government at the Centre.

SP Chief Mulayam Singh Yadav arrived here on Sunday at the party headquarters for the all-important meet.

Meanwhile, Amar Singh in a news conference on Sunday noon, said: “Despite an all out attack from all sides, we emerged as the biggest force with 26 seats in Uttar Pradesh for which we express our gratefulness to the people of the State.We are committed to secular politics” (ANI)

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