The party action came soon after Ghosi, the Maharashtra Unit Vice President of the party, wrote to the party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav requesting that Memon's wife Raheen be made a party nominee for the RS seat, triggering sharp reactions from the BJP, Shiv Sena and Congress.
The demand came two days after Memon was hanged in the Nagpur Central Jail.
Describing Raheen as helpless, Ghosi said in his letter to the SP chief that "Raheen was in jail for many years. How much she would have suffered...Today I find Raheen helpless and there are many such Muslims in the country who find themselves helpless and for whom we have to fight for. We should make Raheen a Rajya Sabha MP and make her the voice of weak and helpless people."
"Raheen too has undergone lots of difficulties. Being the wife of a terrorist does not make her a terrorist," he said.
SP state unit president Abu Azmi said the action against Ghosi was taken for going to the media with his demand without consulting the party president.
"We have suspended him for anti-party activities. Any individual has to consult his party President before making statements in the media. His comments show that he is only interested in staying in the limelight. He will be served a show cause notice and asked to explain his stand," Azmi said.
Ghosi said he had only written what was in his heart and that he stood by the contents of his letter. He, however,added he still drew inspiration from Mulayam Singh, who says that whatever one has in his heart should be expressed fearlessly.
"In my letter I had written what I felt from my heart. I had also asked Mulayam Singhji to forgive me if I stated something wrong in my letter. Inspite of all this, if the party feels I have done something wrong, they are free to suspend me. But, I stand by my letter. I will surely explain my stand to the leadership if I get a chance," he said.

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