Mumbai: Ittihad-e-Millat Council chief Maulana Tauqeer Raza Khan, who was booked for derogatory comments against PM Narendra Modi, extended support to Congress ahead of UP Assembly polls.
Addressing a press conference alongside Ajay Lallu, Khan said “We had resentment with Congress, but Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) took advantage of it. We are responsible for the loss of the country. This step has been taken to rectify that mistake.”
“I request all the UP people, especially Muslims if you want to maintain peace here, vote Congress,” Khan said.
Congress’s Uttar Pradesh chief Ajay Kumar Lallu, who was present at the event, welcomed Khan into the party and said, “I am thankful to Tauqir Raza Khan who extended his support to the Congress.”
“His support will definitely play an important role and ensure that the Congress government is formed in Uttar Pradesh,” Lallu said.
Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections will be held in seven phases from February 10 to March 7. The polling in UP will be held on February 10, 14, 20, 23, 27 and March 3 and 7. The counting of votes will take place on March 10