“I am declaring to support Congress expecting that they will fulfill their promises. The nation faces danger from communal forces. We should ensure secular votes are not divided,” Bukhari said.
Bukhari, who had supported the Samajwadi Party in the 2009 Lok Sabha polls, said Mulayam Singh Yadav's party had betrayed the Muslims.

Sources close to the Shahi Imam said that he had written a letter to the Samajwadi Party chief on January 29 raising certain issues related to the welfare of minority community. Bukhari had asked Mulayam to reply but the Samajwadi Party chief did not respond to his letter.

“We supported Samajwadi Party in the state elections but it has not fulfilled our expectations after coming to power. I tried to apprise the Chief Minister and Mulayam Singh about the situation but in vain because of which today I am not in a position to answer the Muslim community,” Bukhari wrote in his letter.

Before the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections, Bukhari had extended his support to the Samajwadi Party which came to power in the state with a thumping victory.

According to reports, Bukhari had expressed his disappointment over Azam Khan’s growing popularity in the Samajwadi Party and had even asked Mulayam to sack him.


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