Azam Khan alleges plot by Khurshid
Says SP will take a call on support to UPA govt New York (PTI): Uttar Pradesh Minister Azam Khan, who was briefly detained on Wednesday at a US...
Says SP will take a call on support to UPA govt New York (PTI): Uttar Pradesh Minister Azam Khan, who was briefly detained on Wednesday at a US airport, on Sunday, accused External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid of hatching a 'conspiracy' to defame him outside India. He even claimed that a call on continuation of Samajwadi Party's support to the UPA government would be taken by party leader Mulayam Singh Yadav after hearing his version and that of Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, on their return to India. "Our leader knows exactly what had happened and who is behind this and he will take a decision on continuation of support to the UPA government," he said. On Akhilesh meeting Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa in Chennai, Azam Khan said formation of a third front with AIADMK and Pattali Makkal Katchi could not be ruled out. Mulayam Singh, he said, would lead such front, if and when it's formed and would become the next prime minister. Insisting that his situation should not be compared to that of Kalam, Shah Rukh, Indian Ambassador to the UN Hardeep Singh Puri or the then Indian envoy to the US Meera Shankar, Azam Khan alleged, "It was a conspiracy because I am a powerful non-Congress Muslim leader of India and he (Khurshid) had cleverly planned with the help of the Department of Homeland Security using his clout as an Indian Cabinet Minister."