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Vote for SP, Shahi Imam tells Muslims
Lucknow, January 28, 2012
First Published: 18:53 IST(28/1/2012)
Last Updated: 02:08 IST(29/1/2012)

Alleging that Congress was mainly responsible for the poor state of Muslims in the country, Shahi Imam of Delhi's Jama Masjid Maulana Ahmad Bukhari on Saturday appealed to Muslims to vote for Samajwadi Party candidates in the upcoming Uttar Pradesh assembly election.

In a joint press conference here with Mulayam Singh Yadav, Bukhari said the SP chief had promised him that his party would work for betterment of Muslims in the event of its coming to power in the state.

Therefore, Muslims should ensure victory of Samajwadi Party candidates, he said.

"During several rounds of meetings with me, the SP chief has promised me that he will ensure justice to Muslims.

"I appeal to the community and those with the secular mindset to ensure victory of SP nominees in the state assembly election," Bukhari said.

He alleged the Congress was mainly reponsible for the poor state of Muslims in the country.

The Mayawati-led BSP had also nothing for Muslims, Bhukari said.

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