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'Minority Votes' Want To Make Sure That BJP Doesn't Come To Power In UP, Says Azam Khan

"I will definitely try to sort out the differences and bring together the two factions if the need arises."

03/01/2017 5:09 PM IST | Updated 03/01/2017 5:23 PM IST
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NEW DELHI -- As the scene turns ugly within the Samajwadi Party due to the ongoing rift within the Yadav family, Uttar Pradesh Minister Azam Khan has insisted that he would definitely try to sort out the differences and bring together the two warring factions on board if the need arises.

"I will definitely try to sort out the differences and bring together the two factions if the need arises," Khan told reporters.

A bitter critic of Samjawadi Party's patriarch close aide Amar Singh, Khan is seen as the party's Muslim face and has maintained a neutral profile in public during the ongoing feud.

"The minority vote would not want the Samajwadi Party's government to fall. What they want is to make sure that the BJP doesn't come to power in Uttar Pradesh," he said in response to a poser if the fight will adversely impact Muslim voters, a durable support base of the party.

"It is worrisome to see the current state of affairs, we are disheartened also," he added.

Even as the battle over the party's symbol 'cycle' continued unabated, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister met his father and Samajwadi Party patron Mulayam Singh at the latter's residence in New Delhi amid speculations of a patch-up on the cards.

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