Lucknow, Sep 14: Shahi Imam of Delhi’s Jama Masjid Maulana Syed Ahmed Bukhari has urged the Samajwadi Party to contest the upcoming Bihar Assembly elections as part of the ‘Grand Alliance’ and ensure larger representation to Muslim candidates.In a statement Bukahri said that the secular and democratic people were feeling “extreme unease” over the SP’s decision to contest the Bihar polls by dissociating itself from the ‘Mahagathbandhan’.(Also Read: Ravi Shankar Prasad: Grand alliance in Bihar a sinking ship)Also Read - Upendra Kushwaha's RLSP Returns to Nitish Kumar's JDU Fold After 9 Years, Gets Rewarded With Top Post

He claimed that today communal forces had “come out into the open”, which had led to secular citizens, particularly Muslims, feeling insecure.In a letter to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, Bukhari alleged that exploiting the Muslims, all political parties had always deprived them of justice.In Bihar’s current political perspective, he made an appeal to the SP to review its decision. Also Read - Assam Assembly Election 2021: RJD Will Contest  in Alliance With Like- minded Parties, Says Tejashwi

He said that it was a known fact that in the previous asssembly elections in UP Muslims reposed their faith in the secular image of Mulayam and voted SP to power and forced those, who did politics of communalism and cast to bite the dust.In his letter the Shahi Imam mentioned the assurances give by Mulayam Singh Yadav before UP assembly elections. Also Read - Bihar Election Results: A Look at 5 Seats Where Victory Margin Was Less Than 1,000