Samajwadi Party has suspended its senior leader and Vice President of SP's Maharashtra unit, Mohammed Farooq Ghosi following his controversial demand of nominating Yakub Memon's wife Raheen to the Parliament.
Earlier to his suspension, Ghosi wrote a letter to Samajwadi party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav demanding a nomination for Yaseen in Rajya Sabha as 'she has suffered a lot'.
"Raheen Yakub Memon was also arrested in the Mumbai blast case but the court released her later as charges against her couldn't be proved. But she was in jail for years and might have suffered a lot. You have always supported needy and helpless. I feel that Raheen is also helpless. Likewise, many Muslims in the country are today feeling helpless. We must support Raheen, making her an MP so that she can raise her voice for all such helpless people," the DNA quoted from the letter.
Yakub Memon, convicted as "a driving spirit" of the 1993 blasts in Mumbai, was hanged a little before 7 am at Nagpur Central Prison on 30 July, which was also his birthday. The Supreme Court had rejected his last-minute petition for mercy on the night of 29 July.
Here is a copy of the letter written by Ghosi-