Samajwadi Party activists allegedly dole out money to voters in Mumbai

April 7th, 2009 - 1:45 pm ICT by ANI  

Sanjay Dutt Mumbai, Apr 7 (ANI): Samajwadi Party activists allegedly distributed money to prospective voters in Mumbai.

There were allegations that Shahid Azmi, brother of Abu Asim Azmi reportedly doled out money during the procession. However, Azmi refuted these allegations.

“I don’t know anything. Money can’t be distributed. There is no question of distributing money,” said Abu Asim Azmi, a candidate of Samajwadi Party from Mumbai North West constituency.

In another twist, party general secretary Amar Singh said that he had been threatened by some aide of underworld gangster Chota Rajan and asked not to support Abu Azmi.

“Some Ratnesh Singh called me from unidentified number and said there is a message from ‘Nana’ that you and your colleagues won’t help Abu Azmi. If you help, you will go against ‘Guru Bhai’. It won’t be good for you. In turn, I questioned since when did Nana Patekar come to politics and Nana Patekar knows me and he can talk directly to me. He said you don’t know ‘Nana’. ‘Nana’ means Chota Rajan,” said Amar Singh.

Amar Singh demanded security for himself, Azmi, Jaya Bachchan and actor Sanjay Dutt.

Maharashtra Chief Minister’s office sources confirmed that Amar Singh had called up Chavan regarding the threat call. (ANI)

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