Press Trust of India
Rampur (UP), 2 October
Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan has taken a jibe at Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, saying he does not deserve to hold the top job as he is “used to tolerating undeserving things”.
“He (Singh) does not deserve to hold the pivotal position. He is used to tolerate all undeserving things,” said Mr Khan.
He also said that he was saddened by the conviction of two leaders ~ Lalu Prasad Yadav and Rasheed Masood.
“Sentencing of political stalwarts has hurt me. I believe the institution of democracy has been weakened by dumping two political leaders behind the bars,” he said while talking to reporters late last night.
"Who has done what could be a subject of discussion but raising up extreme step in such matters of political leaders emits a smell of conspiracy hatched by certain forces to weaken democracy,” he said.