Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan called Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath a ‘murderer’ and Rajasthan Governor Kalyan Singh a ‘criminal’.
“You (Yogi) are the so-called flag-bearer of Dharma and the priest of Gorakhnath Temple, but you are also a murderer of a Yadav policeman,” said Khan while addressing a public gathering in Western UP’s Rampur on Friday.
He further said that people sitting on constitutional chairs are all criminals.
Launching a scathing attack on Governor Kalyan Singh, he said, “You made Kalyan Singh a Governor who was convicted for a day by the Supreme Court. When you make a criminal a Governor, he will commit crime again in front of the Election Commission.”
The SP leader also alleged the Election Commission of being biased saying, “Yogi said ‘Modi ki fauj hai’, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi also said the same thing but EC did nothing. No action against Kalyan Singh either. But when I said we will shed the last drop of our blood to protect our borders, EC stopped me from speaking. What justice is this?”
Azam Khan,SP: Yogi ji said ‘Modi ki fauj hai’, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi also said the same thing, EC did nothing,no action against Kalyan Singh either, but when I had said we will shed last drop of our blood to protect our borders,EC cut off my tongue. What justice is this? (5.4.19) pic.twitter.com/MAxL4zmcuv
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Khan is contesting Lok Sabha elections from Rampur constituency in Uttar Pradesh against his one-time arch-rival and BJP leader Jaya Prada.
The electorally crucial state which sends 80 MPs to the lower house of the parliament will go to polls in seven phases from April 11 to May 19. The counting of votes will take place on May 23.