Mulayam Singh Yadav (File Photo)
Samajwadi Party (SP) patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav on Tuesday alleged that injustice was being meted out to senior party leader Azam Khan, adding that a protest will be launched by party workers against it. Khan has been facing land grab allegations with authorities claiming that the gate of the Mohammad Ali Jauhar University is built on government land.
Addressing a press conference in Lucknow, Yadav came out in support of Khan, saying "Injustice is being meted out to Khan and SP workers will launch a protest against it". To a question, he said if required, he would take up Khan's case with Prime Minster Narendra Modi.
"If needed, will meet the prime minister to convey to him the injustice to Khan," the SP leader, who has appeared before the media after a long time, stated.
Khan, the Lok Sabha member from Rampur has been accusing the BJP government of committing "atrocity" to win the upcoming bypolls in the state, in reference to raids conducted at the varsity. "They (Uttar Pradesh government) want to destroy the University," he had recently alleged.
(With inputs from agencies)