Shahi Imam Ahmed Bukhari extends support to Mayawati-led BSP
Lucknow: Accusing the Samajwadi Party of betraying people, the Shahi Imam of the Jama Masjid, Syed Ahmed Bukhari, on Thursday, extended support to Mayawati-led Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) just couple of days prior to the first phase polling in Uttar Pradesh.
Ahmed, while making the announcement at a press conference here, said that law and order situation in Uttar Pradesh has turned from bad to worse in these many years under the Samajwadi Party government.
What else Ahmed Bukhari said?
- Samajwadi Party (SP) government failed completely in fulfilling its promises in the past five years.
- Several promises including reservation for Muslims, implementation of Ranganathan Commission recommendations and Sachchar Committee reports, establishment of government educational institutes in Muslim-dominated districts, setting up of government Urdu medium schools were not fulfilled by SP.
Muslims should show their strength:
- Imam Bukhari said that Muslim vote bank should show their power to the Akhilesh Yadav's party or else political parties will use Muslims like football for their own interests.
It may be mentioned that Bukhari's announcement comes a day after Ulama Council extended its support to BSP.