Bukhari has called a meeting of Muslim representatives in the national capital on Saturday to discuss in details about their problems.

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 before the scheduled conference but the Samajwadi Party leader didn’t 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 Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections, Bukhari had extended support to the Samajwadi Party which came to power in the state with thumping victory. But he was reportedly irked with the SP government as it did not give much importance to his son-in-law.

He had also expressed his disappointment over Azam Khan’s growing popularity in the Samajwadi Party and had even asked Mulayam to sack him. Bukhari claimed that the Muslim community does not like the Samajwadi Party leader.


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