Akhilesh Yadav, the leader of the Samajwadi Party, claimed on Saturday that Azam Khan had become a nuisance for the BJP administration, tormenting him with fabricated cases.
Following Mr. Khan’s conviction in a hate speech case in 2019 and a three-year jail sentence, the Rampur MP-MLA court decided to remove him from the Legislative Assembly on Friday.
In a tweet sent on Friday, Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya praised Speaker Satish Mahana’s choice to remove Azam Khan from the Legislative Assembly.
He said that the BJP’s lotus would emerge whenever bye-elections are called on the open seats.
Akhilesh Yadav, the leader of the opposition in the Legislative Assembly, backed the senior party official and asserted, “The BJP administration has Azam Khan in its sights. He is being hounded, and fake cases are being filed against him daily. Given that Khan is a steadfast foe of the forces of communalism and is dedicated to socialism and democracy, he appears to be a liability for the BJP.” The head of the Samajwadi Party declared in a statement that “he is a leader who has fought for the Constitution and secularism.”
His arguments’ logical certainty and forceful utterances in the Assembly “used to make BJP officials nervous.” Therefore, he claimed, a plot was put up against him.
According to Mr. Yadav, the BJP was displeased because Azam Khan established the Maulana Mohammad Ali Jauhar University in Rampur, which will enable the young to advance.
The SP president said that the BJP wanted to destroy the university.
Azam Khan, the state’s former minister of urban development, offered plenty of amenities for the pilgrims during the 2013 Kumbh, which were commended by the saints and seers, according to Yadav.
He asserted that Harvard University had applauded the Kumbh’s effective organization.
“The BJP government must remember that hate has no place in politics. In a democracy, the ruling party and the opposition play an equal role. Khan has served as the Rampur MLA twice and the MP three times. He has ministerial positions as well. The BJP would pay a heavy price for trying to exclude him from politics, “In the statement, he stated.
According to the Representation of the People Act, anybody who receives a sentence of two years or more in prison is prohibited from running for office “from the date of such conviction” and is also banned for a further six years after serving their term.