Party leader Azam Khan on Wednesday called, the Samajwadi Party’s (SP) decision to nominate Amar Singh to the Rajya Sabha, unfortunate.

Azam Khan told reporters, “As far as I think, this whole incident is unfortunate. Netaji malik hai aur malik ke faisle ko chunauti dena mere adhikar chetra ke bahar hai (Mulayam Singh is the party chief and to challenge his decision is beyond my rights).”

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The Samajwadi Party on Tuesday announced the names of seven party candidates for the Rajya Sabha elections scheduled for next month, which included name of Amar Singh.

The party’s central parliamentary board, at a meeting in Lucknow, said that aside from Amar Singh, the other nominees are Beni Prasad Verma, Sanjay Seth, Sukhram Yadav, Vishambhar Prasad Nishad, Arvind Singh and Revti Raman Singh.