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Between the Lok Sabha by-elections in Azamgarh and Rampur parliamentary seats, senior Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan has made serious allegations against the Uttar Pradesh Police. He said that the SP’s Lok Sabha candidate has been ‘indecent’. Night and night havoc is being wreaked.
Senior Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan has alleged that the Lok Sabha by-elections to Azamgarh and Rampur parliamentary seats on Thursday (Azamgarh Bye ElectionOn the eve of ) the havoc of the Uttar Pradesh Police broke out. According to Khan, the UP Police also behaved ‘indecently’ with the SP’s Lok Sabha candidate in Rampur on the eve of the Lok Sabha bypolls. He said that I kept awake the whole night. Our Lok Sabha candidates went to Ganj Police Station, Kotwali Police Station and Civil Lines Police Station (in Rampur). The most indecent behavior was done by the inspector at Ganj police station. He was violent. If the voting percentage falls, then the fault lies with the administration and the government. They wreaked havoc overnight.
Jeeps and sirens were sounding everywhere in the city (Rampur). They took the people to the police station and beat them up. I have also heard about some money transfer, which is shameful. Azam Khan further said that “I am a criminal, I accept it … so my city is also treated as such. They can do whatever they want, we have to endure. If I want to stay, I have to endure”,
…so that’s why the by-elections are happening
Voting is underway for the by-elections to Azamgarh and Rampur Lok Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh. The Azamgarh by-poll was triggered by the resignation of SP chief Akhilesh Yadav, who was elected MLA to the Uttar Pradesh Assembly in the elections held earlier this year. Similarly, Azam Khan had also vacated his Rampur Lok Sabha seat after being elected to the state assembly. Akhilesh Yadav was elected as MLA from Karhal assembly seat, while Azam Khan was elected from Rampur Sadar constituency of the state.
In this field from SP and BJP
In the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, the Samajwadi Party contested the elections in alliance with the Bahujan Samaj Party. In the Rampur bypoll, BJP has fielded Ghanshyam Singh Lodhi, who recently joined the party, while SP has fielded Asim Raja, chosen by Khan. Mayawati-led BSP is not in the election.