Hardening its stand against senior Minister Mohammad Azam Khan who skipped the party national executive meeting, Samajwadi Party on Thursday said either he should have attended the meet or resigned.
SP national general secretary Ramgopal Yadav said the absence of Mr. Khan, the Muslim face of the Samajwadi Party, was not felt at the meeting on Wednesday.
“It is a national executive meeting and all prominent leaders are present here…he was not here, but its does not make any difference and his absence was not felt,” he told PTI, adding, “With such a behaviour a person lowers his own stature.”
“Either he should not remain the office—bearer and resign or he should have come,” Mr. Yadav said.
SP national general secretary Naresh Agarwal said no person should be given liberty.
“No person is larger than the party,” he said.