UP Minister Azam Khan had called the Bulandshahr gangrape a ‘political conspiracy.’
Nariman and Rohatgi contended that it was not unconditional apology and did not meet the requirement.
“It is difficult for me to say apology, but I am ready to express remorse,” senior advocate Kapil Sibal, representing Khan, submitted before a bench of Justices Dipak Misra and Amitava Roy.
The Samajwadi Party had yesterday announced the names of seven party candidates for the Rajya Sabha elections scheduled for next month, which included the name of Amar Singh.
Khan also criticised the “attempts to abolish” the minority status of Aligarh Muslim University and Jamia Millia University.
This assumes significance amid Azam Khan blaming the Raj Bhavan for “stalling Bills”, saying that it gave an impression that the Governor was working under the influence of a particular party.
‘Police found minister’s buffaloes in 24 hrs, yet to find my bull after 24 days’.
A fuming Yogi Adityanath advised Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav to sack Azam Khan so that people can set him right.
Khan has been engaged in a war of words with Naik for some time, accusing the Governor of being a “kar sevak” and “communally vitiating” the atmosphere in UP at the “behest” of the Modi govt.
Khan reminded the principal secretary that he had already discussed these issues with him in a meeting, following which, he was assured that the “act of white-collared namesake industrialists, to sell industrial land, will be taken seriously”.
While party workers protested Friday evening by burning Naik’s effigy in Rampur, senior leaders Saturday termed the development as an effort by some communal forces to tarnish the image of its government.
He had said in the Assembly that it appeared that Governor did not wish to take action against members of “one particular party”.
Khan also urged those going for Haj pilgrimage to pray for Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav — also present at the function — and himself so that their “relations continue to remain strong irrespective of anyone’s tricks”
Azam Khan had also alleged that the Governor does not want action against members of one particular party.
The Bill was not given assent so that mayors could not be punished for their “dishonesty”, Khan alleged.