Lucknow: Levelling charges of illegal mining at the behest of party leadership and utter neglect of wakf properties, the suspended Samajwadi Party MLA from Badaun Abid Raza Khan on Wednesday said that Mohd Azam Khan should be made Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh for the remaining term of the government.
Abid Raza Khan, who was suspended on the charge of anti-party activities, also offered to resign from the post of Chiarmain of UP Wakf Development Corporation.
Casting an aspersion on the SP leadership, he alleged of rampant mining in river Ganga at Badaun commenting it could not be done by any weak person as it needed powerful backing thereby suggesting of political patronage behind this.
The Badaun MLA said he had no plan to leave the party which required a pro-active approach to improve the conditions of Idgahs and dargahs for which he had been making efforts. ''Under the circumstances, a Muslim person should be made the Chief Minister and the senior Minister Mohd Azam Khan was best suited for the post".
In reply to a question, he said his fight would continue till the illegal mining was stopped. To another query, he said he would like to meet the Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav but the local MP Dharmendra Yadav would not allow it.
In another startling revelation, Abid Raza also alleged that the cows were being slaughtered in his area. ''Since, I got full support from Hindu electorate, it is my bounden duty to stop this also.''