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Azam’s dig at Amar: a lot of trash comes with a storm

Azam Khan has likened expelled Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh to garbage

Azam Khan has likened expelled Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh to garbage  

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Senior Uttar Pradesh Minister Azam Khan on Sunday likened expelled Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh to garbage, saying when there is storm a lot of trash comes along.

“A lot of ( kuda—karkat ) garbage comes along when there is storm,” Mr Khan said in a fresh barb at Mr Singh, a day after the former SP leader attended the mega birthday bash of party supremo Mulayam Singh at Saifai.

Asked to elaborate, Mr Khan, who had maintained a low profile at the event, said, “I have nothing more to say.”

Mr Khan and Mr Singh are at loggerheads and reports that the former MP might be re-inducted into the party-fold have not gone down well with the UP Minister.

At the birthday party, Mr Mulayam Singh and Mr Amar Singh offered cake to each other, snaps of which went viral on the electronic media.

During the event, when Mr Amar Singh was asked about the absence of Mr Khan, he said, “Who is saying he was not here? I have myself seen him and he has just left with the Chief Minister.”

He further said, “Even if I am not in the party (SP), I am in his (Mulayam’s) heart. I will not make any more comments.”

To a question, Mr Singh said, “Azam is my friend and I will not say anything against him.”

Even Mulayam Singh clarified that Mr Khan was very much present at the event. “How can he give my birthday party a miss?”

Asked as to how the cake-cutting ceremony was held before time when it was expected to be done at midnight, Mr Khan said, “It is a conspiracy against me. I celebrated Netaji’s (Mulayam’s) birthday by cutting cake at the right time at midnight last night.”

Mr Mulayam Singh cut the cake around 8 p.m. and shared it with Mr Amar Singh on the dais, where family members of the ‘birthday boy’ was present. -- PTI

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