Azmi Joins Congress
Azmi Joins Congress: Fiery speaker Obaidullah Khan Azmi, three term Rajya Sabha MP and a famous turncoat, joined the Congress on the eve of the Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh on October 16. Azmi was nominated for Rajya Sabha elections by Janata Dal. He had later joined Congress on being denied the JD ticket. Still later he shifted his allegiance to Samajwadi Party and Indian Nationalist Congress headed by Sharad Pawar.