After coming under fire from SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav, party leader Azam Khan on Sunday maintained that he only had issues with joining hands with Kalyan Singh and said he was “waiting for Yadav’s decision”.
“I have said my only issue is Kalyan Singh. I have issues with no other person. Whatever he (Amar Singh) is saying, he must be knowing it better,” Khan said when asked about his rival Amar Singh’s ultimatum that Yadav will have to choose between him or Khan.
At a rally on Saturday, Yadav attacked Khan, who has launched a campaign against SP candidate from Rampur Jaya Prada, for working against the party and betraying his trust.
“When the right moment came, the person whom we trusted, didn’t support the SP. Is this the right thing to do? ...He (Khan) reaped the plant and cut it on his own. I have never seen anyone doing this,” he said.
“Abhi bhi samay hai, samman sahit wapas aayiye, chunav prachar me lag jayiye (There is still time. Come back with dignity and and start campaigning for the party), he said.
But Khan today said he was waiting for Yadav’s decision. “He (Mualyam) is the Presidennt. I can just wait for his decision and I am waiting for that”.
Amar Singh at an election meeting in Rampur in support of the sitting MP Jayaprada, the cause for Khan’s tussle with the party leadership, had said he would decide over continuing in the party after the end of the final phase of the Lok Sabha polls.