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SC notices to have no impact on govt: Azam

URBAN DEVELOPMENT Minister Mohd Azam Khan today ruled out the possibility of any adverse impact on the State government following the Supreme Court notices to Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav and his family members in connection with the assets case.

india Updated: Jan 10, 2006 01:30 IST

URBAN DEVELOPMENT Minister Mohd Azam Khan today ruled out the possibility of any adverse impact on the State government following the Supreme Court notices to Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav and his family members in connection with the assets case.

Talking to mediapersons here on Monday, Khan said the Congress had hatched a conspiracy to defame the chief minister. He said that after getting some political space in UP the Congress had resorted to phone tapping and also moved the court against the SP leadership. No other chief minister had faced as much PILs as the UP CM, he added.

About defeat of his candidate Kausar Ali in Zila Panchayat chairman poll in Rampur, the minister said a writ petition had been moved in the High Court against the decision of the State Election Commission on the issue. He said the election was not valid and it should be cancelled.

Referring to the crisis in Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), Khan blamed Union HRD Minister Arjun Singh for creating crisis in the university, adding that the HRD ministry had hatched conspiracy to put the university’s minority character in jeopardy.

Khan said the Congress-led UPA government adopted lackluster approach in taking up the review petition in the Allahabad High Court against the single-member bench judgment quashing the AMU (Amendment) Act 1981. Asserting that it was a result of the Congress conspiracy against Muslims, Khan said 50 per cent reservation in postgraduate medical courses in AMU was given just for political reasons.

He said the HRD ministry, instead of strongly pleading the case in the court, did just the opposite. Accusing the Congress of stabbing in the back of the Muslim community the minister asked the Centre to bring a Bill to restore the character of the university.

Khan also held Arjun Singh responsible for non-clearance of Maulana Mohammad Ali Jauhar University Bill pending with Governor TV Rajeswar since long. He said the Samajwadi Party would favour any measure in parliament for restoration of minority character of the university. Khan said when the university had been functioning peacefully, Arjun Singh had pushed it into unnecessary controversy.

He said nobody had asked for reservation in medical courses.

He said the Congress would bring an AMU related legislation but only at the time of the UP assembly election to appease the community.

First Published: Jan 10, 2006 01:30 IST