Samajwadi Party politician Atique Ahmed on Thursday expressed his dissatisfaction over his coverage by media during UP Assembly elections so far.
Atique said that he was allotted Kanpur seat in first list released by SP but, in the CM’s list, no one was allotted Kanpur seat. Atique mentioned that media ran this story that Atique’s name was struck off from Kanpur seat.
“There are many leaders in the party who have been accused of many criminal cases and riots but media is only targeting him. He said that if UP CM Akhilesh Yadav gives ticket to him, then media will start targeting him. I care for Akhilesh’s image and I will make every possible effort to protect it. I will be meeting CM at 6 in the evening,” said SP leader Atique Ahmed.
Atique further said that when he will complete my meeting with Akhilesh, media will run stories that he has changed his stand on the SP faction. He said that even if he gets ticket now, he will not fight elections as he loves the image of Chief Minister.
“Mulayam Singh Yadav was my leader and is also my leader at present but Akhilesh is my first choice for CM candidate. I am also convinced with CM that anybody can persuade Netaji to write anything,” said Atique Ahmed.