A group of Muslim leaders of the Samajwadi Party on Monday demanded expulsion of senior leader Amar Singh from the party, accusing him of damaging the interests of the organisation.
"Mulayam Singh Yadav should accept the resignation of Singh from party posts and expel him from the party," SP MLA from Amroha Mehboob Ali told a press conference in New Delhi.
Ali said Singh has damaged the credibility of the party and is not accessible to the leaders.
On Yadav ruling out accepting Singh's resignation, the MLA said the SP chief was yet to discuss the issue at a party platform.
Others who demanded Singh's expulsion included MLAs Iqbal Mehmood from Sambal and Sahid Manzoor from Kithor in Meerut district, SP's youth wing president from Meerut Wasim Raja and former district president of Moradabad unit Javed Khan.
On Bollywood star Sanjay Dutt and Bhojpuri actor Manoj Tiwari quitting party posts, they said "mandali (group) came together and will leave together".
Asked if they would welcome Singh at the ongoing Saifai Mahotsav at Etawah, they said he was free to attend as he likes the company of Bollywood stars.
Singh is the chief guest on the last day of the Saifai Mahotsav where film actors are expected to join the Bollywood Nite.
Yadav's nephew and organiser of the Mahotsav Dharmendra Yadav had on Saturday said Singh has been invited to the festival and the latter has apparently accepted the invite.