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Azam Khan, Mulayam Singh Yadav did not attend Akhilesh Yadav’s ‘iftar’ party

Maulana Saedur Rehman Azmi, rector of Darul Uloom Nadwatul Ulema and Maulana Khalid Rasheed Farangi Mahali attended the party. 

Senior Samajwadi Party leader Mohd Azam Khan along with Mulayam Singh Yadav chose not to attend the iftar party organised by former Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav.

However majority of the party workers and a section of the Muslim clergy known for their political attended the party.

A lavish spread was arranged for the ‘rozedaars’ inside a waterproof aluminium tent spreading over 20,000 square feet inside the party office. Dressed in a starched white kurta-pyjama, a green ‘keffiyeh’ (a kind of scarf) and skull cap, Akhilesh was jostled by supporters and party leaders as he reached the venue.

Senior party leaders Ram Govind Chowdhary, Rajendra Chaudhary, Ahmed Hasan and Ashu Malik played host and remained by the side of their leader. Party leaders claimed that over 20,000 people attended the function.

Prominent clerics who attended the ‘iftar’ included Maulana Saedur Rehman Azmi, rector of Darul Uloom Nadwatul Ulema and Maulana Khalid Rasheed Farangi Mahali.

Ironically, Nadwa had once given a statement urging the Muslims not to participate in ‘iftars’ organised by political parties.