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Azam Khan calls Amar Singh nomination to Rajya Sabha 'unfortunate'

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 18 May 2016, 10:58 IST

Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Azam Khan has termed the party's decision to nominate Amar Singh for Rajya Sabha (RS) as "unfortunate".

Referring to the nomination of Amar Singh to RS on 18 May, Azam Khan told reporters, "As far as I think, this whole incident is unfortunate."

"Netaji malik hai aur malik ke faisle ko chunauti dena mere adhikar chetra ke bahar hai (Mulayam Singh is the party chief and to challenge his decision is beyond my rights)," he added.

The Samajwadi Party on 17 May had announced the names of seven party candidates for the Rajya Sabha elections scheduled for next month, which included name of Amar Singh.

The party's central parliamentary board, at a meeting in Lucknow, said that aside from Amar Singh, the other nominees are Beni Prasad Verma, Sanjay Seth, Sukhram Yadav, Vishambhar Prasad Nishad, Arvind Singh and Revti Raman Singh.

Singh was expelled from the party for six years in February 2010. Ever since his expulsion period concluded earlier this year, there have been speculations of his return to the party.

- with ANI inputs

First published: 18 May 2016, 10:58 IST