SP Leader Ghosi Sacked From Party for Seeking RS Nomination for Memon's Widow

Published: 01st August 2015 03:20 PM  |   Last Updated: 01st August 2015 03:50 PM   |  A+A-

By IANS

MUMBAI: Samajwadi Party leader M.F. Ghosi demanded that Raheen, the widow of hanged terrorist Yakub Memon, be nominated to the Rajya Sabha - leading to his being sacked as the Mumbai unit's vice president.

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

Earlier, Azmi had sought an explanation from Ghosi for his controversial demand.

Ghosi said it was his personal view and intended to make the SP think on these lines since Raheen had been declared innocent in the March 1993 Mumbai serial blasts and had suffered a lot in the past.

The demand came on Friday a day after Memon, 1993 Mumbai serial blasts convict, was hanged in Nagpur Central Jail.

In the letter, Ghosi described Raheen 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," Ghosi said in his letter to Mulayam Singh Yadav.

Ghosi's demand was being viewed in some quarters as an attempt to checkmate the growing influence of the Hyderabad-based All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen among Muslims in the city and other parts of Maharashtra.

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp