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Azam Khan not allowed to get into Cong

delhi Updated: Nov 06, 2010 21:54 IST

Mohammad Azam Khan, whose suspension from the Samajwadi Party was revoked recently, had made attempts to get in to the Congress, but the party did not admit him as it is keen to keep away "radical" leaders from its fold, a senior Congress leader said on Saturday.

The party leader said Khan, once the Muslim face of SP, is a "radical Muslim leader" and party President Sonia Gandhi is keen to keep away radical Muslim and radical Hindu leaders from the party fold.

He was reacting to a question on Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav's decision to revoke the expulsion of Khan, who was expelled from the party after Lok Sabha polls last year.

The leader dismissed apprehensions that Mulayam Singh's decision to revoke Azam Khan's expulsion and Allahabad High Court verdict on Ayodhya land dispute case would help polarise Muslim votes in favour of the Samajwadi Party in Uttar Pradesh when the state goes for assembly elections in 2012.