Azam Khan banned for making provocative speeches

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New Delji, April 30 : The Election Commission (EC) on Tuesday barred Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Azam Khan from campaigning for 48 hours starting 6 a.m on Wednesday for making “highly provocative”remarks against poll authorities in Uttar Pradesh and making communal statements during speeches that violated the model code of conduct (MCC).

In his speech on April 25, Khan had allegedly referred to Kargil war and raised religious slogans. Khan had allegedly said, “During Kargil war, Indian soldiers comprising both Hindus and Muslims defeated Pakistanis. The Indian soldiers shouted ‘Naara-e-Takbeer Allahu Akbar’ slogan to fool the Pakistanis, who mistook them for their own soldiers and came out of their cover. After this Indian soldiers easily defeated them.”

The poll panel said the SP leader had not only made speeches against the district election machinery but also made public utterances on religious lines “that have the propensity to polarise elections which is not confined to the constituency only where the statement is made but to other parts as well due to fast dissemination of information in this digital age”.

Recently, Azam Khan was barred from campaigning for three days for his disgusting comment against actor-turned-politician Jaya Prada, his political rival in Rampur.

“I brought her (Jaya Prada) to Rampur. You are a witness that I did not allow anyone to touch her body. It took you 17 years to identify her real face but I got to know in 17 days that she wears khaki underwear,” Azam Khan had said.

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