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‘Anything is possible’, says Azam Khan on the two SP factions coming together

YadavFamilyFeud Updated: Jan 03, 2017 14:08 IST
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Samajwadi Party leader and UP state minister Azam Khan addresses a press conference in Lucknow on December 31. (PTI)

Senior Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan said the possibility of a patch-up between the two factions headed by chief minister Akhilesh Yadav and his father Mulayam Singh remains, asserting that anything is possible.

Khan, who had prevailed on Mulayam to revoke the expulsion of Akhilesh and cousin Ram Gopal Yadav before they “removed” him from the party president’s post, said he will do what he can to bring about a reconciliation.

“Anything is possible. Who would have thought that their expulsion would be revoked,” he told reporters.

A bitter critic of Mulayam’s close aide Amar Singh, Khan is seen as the party’s Muslims face and has maintained a neutral profile in public during the ongoing feud.

Even if the UP assembly poll dates are announced it will not mean that all doors on their unity are closed, he said.

Asked if the fight will adversely impact Muslim voters, a durable support base of the party, he said they would never want the SP government to go and will work to prevent the BJP from coming to power.

“There are upset and worried but there is still time left,” he said.

To questions about the removal of Mulayam by the rival faction, Khan claimed he was not informed much about any recent developments.