SP leader seeks RS seat for Yakub Memon’s wife, sacked

August 01, 2015 04:03 pm | Updated March 29, 2016 12:31 pm IST - Mumbai

Yakub Memon was executed in Nagpur Central prison on July 30.

Yakub Memon was executed in Nagpur Central prison on July 30.

Samajwadi Party leader M.F. Ghosi was sacked as the party’s Mumbai unit vice-president after he demanded that Raheen Memon, wife of 1993 Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memon, be nominated to the Rajya Sabha.

A Samajwadi Party spokesperson said State unit chief Abu Asim Azmi took the decision a day after Mr. Ghosi made the demand in a letter to party president Mulayam Singh Yadav.

In the letter, Mr. Ghosi described Raheen Memon as a “helpless woman” who had suffered a lot in prision.

“She is like many such Muslims in the country and we have to fight for them... We should make Raheen a Rajya Sabha MP and make her the voice of the weak and helpless people,” he said in his letter to Mulayam Singh Yadav.

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