Khan said that while he was present at the time of the clashes, he had only tried to pacify people.
The Congress is believed to have suffered following Rahul’s earlier remark about ISI agents approaching Muzaffarnagar riot victims.
According to Masood’s affidavit, 4 cases are pending trial in Saharanpur courts and one in a District Court.
It is alleged that Nahid made the remarks at a function to mark the opening of his election office in Shamli City Friday night.
Congress appealed to the EC to issue directives to abort the charges of poll code violation against Masood.
Rahul Gandhi said the politics of Congress is of taking everybody along as the nation can be built only then
Senior CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury said that the party is open to post-poll alliance with all parties, including Jayalalithaa-led AIADMK.
The Congress had distanced itself from the remarks made by Imran Masood, who is contesting from Saharanpur.
In past three years, Imran has switched between Congress and Samajwadi Party thrice.
The Lok Sabha election will be the first political test for the self-confessed “Soldier of Rahul Gandhi” away from the shadow of his uncle.
During any democratic process if a candidate of a national party uses such type of language, it cannot be accepted, said Arun Jaitley.
Masood’s remarks triggered a controversy, inviting sharp criticism from BJP.
Masood, who was apparently speaking in the context of the riots, also appears to be using a cuss word for Modi, as his audience cheers.
The ruling Samajwadi Party in Uttar Pradesh got a much-needed shot in the arm on Sunday when former Saharanpur MLA Imran Masood,who had left the SP to join Congress ahead of last years Assembly elections,returned to the partyfold at a function in Lucknow.
Imran is a nephew of Congress MP and former Union minister Rasheed Masood,