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Cong, Imam trying to dislodge me: Mulayam

Accusing the BJP, Congress and Imam Bukhari of trying to dislodge him, Mulayam said they were trying to create confusion in the minds of Muslim voters.

india Updated: May 08, 2004 21:14 IST
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Accusing the BJP, Congress and Imam Bukhari of Jama Masjid of trying to dislodge him, Samajwadi Party President Mulayam Singh Yadav on Saturday said they were trying to "create confusion" in the minds of Muslim voters towards the party.

"Prime Minister A B Vajpayee, Deputy Prime Minister L K Advani Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Imam Bukhari of Jama Masjid are hand-in-glove to dislodge me. Vajpayee calls SP a natural ally of the NDA, Advani says after three months our government will be dislodged, Congress leaders are threatening to withdraw support to us and Bukhari is issuing fatwa in support of the BJP," he alleged while addressing an election rally here.

The Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister said such "tactics" were being used to create confusion in the minds of the Muslim voters who have been giving all out support to his party.

He also expressed confidence that his party will play a prominent role in formation of the next government at the Centre.