Azam Khan flouts Election Commission rules, campaigns in UP
LUCKNOW: Overlooking the Election Commission’s order barring him from campaigning in Uttar Pradesh, Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan on Monday allegedly campaigned for his party in the wake of ongoing General Elections.
With the General Elections underway, Azam Khan on Monday said: “It would be unfortunate for India if Mulayam Singh does not become the Prime Minister. (Aaj ke din desh ka durbhagya hoga agar Mulayam Singh Yadav Wazir-e-Azam nahi banenge).”Notably, Khan has alleged that the EC is biased towards the BJP as it allowed Amit Shah to go scot free while not lifting ban on his election meetings in Uttar Pradesh.
The UP minister had also said that he would move the Supreme Court against the poll panel’s order barring him from campaigning in the state. He alleged that the Election Commission is biased against Muslims while allowing Amit Shah, the Bharatiya Janata Party’s campaign chief for the state, to roam around.He along with Shah was banned by the poll panel on April 11 from campaigning in the state for allegedly making provocative speeches.The Commission later lifted ban on Shah after he gave the assurance that he will be more careful.