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After Abdullah, Azam Khan's membership was also canceled, debate broke out on social media

Pankaj Prasad
Azam Khan membership canceled
Azam Khan membership canceled

Assembly Speaker Satish Mahana has canceled the membership of SP MLA and former minister Muhammad Azam Khan.

Membership of SP MLA and former minister Muhammad Azam Khan from Rampur in UP has been canceled by Assembly Speaker Satish Mahana. This is a big setback for SP MLA Azam Khan after the announcement of a 3-year sentence in the hate speech case. Taking cognizance of the complaint of the complainant Akashdas Saxena, the Speaker has taken this action. Earlier, the membership of Azam's son, MLA Abdullah Azam, was canceled on December 16, 2019, in the two birth certificate cases.

Membership canceled after court's decision

Under Section 107/1 of the Representation of the People Act 1951, the election of SP leader Abdullah Azam was canceled. However, the matter continued in the court. After this, Abdullah Azam again contested from Swar assembly of Rampur in the 2022 assembly elections and became an MLA. However, this time eight-time MLA and Speaker of the Assembly Satish Mahana has canceled the membership of ten-time MLA former cabinet minister Muhammad Azam Khan after the court's decision in the case of hate speech. Let us inform that continuous cases were registered against SP leader Azam Khan in Rampur. After this he was arrested. He got bail from the Supreme Court on 20 May after 27 months. After which he was released.

Users are giving such feedback on social media

Due to which different opinions of users have started coming on social media. A user named Tanjim has written on social media, if the membership was canceled on hate speech, then first action would have been taken by canceling the membership of BJP leader and Union Minister Anurag Thakur, MP Parvesh Verma, Kapil Mishra etc. But, Azam Khan has been accused of action not on hate speech, but for being a Muslim. Along with this, another user Anjum has written, BJP has waited for atrocities. Action is being taken to ruin the political career of leaders like Azam Khan. Another user named Siddharth has written, this is an act of revenge, which is not good in politics. A large number of users are with Azam on social media. At the same time, some have also supported the action.

Know the whole matter related to Azam Khan

It is noteworthy that on Thursday, Rampur MP MLA Court had imposed three years' imprisonment and a monetary fine of 25 thousand to senior Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan. This hate speech was given by Azam Khan in a village of Milak tehsil of Rampur during the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. In the case of the same speech, the membership was canceled. After the approval of the Speaker, the principal secretary has written a letter to cancel the assembly membership of former cabinet minister Muhammad Azam, but has also written it wrong in a hurry. Azam Khan is an MLA from 37 city assembly. But, on the letter issued by the Principal Secretary, it has been written that Muhammad Azam Khan has been elected as a member of the State Legislative Assembly from 38 Milak Assembly Constituency. Even this could get stuck. His membership has been canceled with effect from 27 October.

A look at Azam Khan's political journey

Azam Khan started student politics in 1976 from Aligarh Muslim University. After this, in 1980, the first assembly election was won by Janata Party Secular. In 1985 on Lok Dal ticket, in 1989 on Janata Dal ticket, in 1991 on Janata Party ticket, he reached the assembly after winning elections. In 1992, he joined the SP. He is a founding member of SP. Mulayam Singh Yadav had made the national general secretary at the time of party formation. In 1993, he won the elections on SP ticket. But, Afroz Khan defeated him in the 1996 assembly elections. Due to which SP sent Rajya Sabha. During this time he became recognized as a Muslim leader. Became MLA again in 2002 and won in 2007 as well. Along with becoming an MLA in 2012, he became a cabinet minister in the SP's UP government. Won again in 2017 election. But, in 2019, after electing an MP, he went to Delhi. Since then, he was sent to jail after the cases.