Wednesday, the court absolved SP leader Azam Khan in the hate speech case that caused him to lose his seat in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly on October 27, 2022. During the Lok Sabha elections of 2019 in the Milak assembly constituency, Azam Khan delivered a speech that was purportedly objectionable. Afterward, the BJP leader Akash Saxena filed a complaint at the police station. The case was brought before the MP MLA court in Rampur, Uttar Pradesh. Last year, the court found Azam Khan guilty and sentenced him to three years in prison. Consequently, Azam Khan had to resign from his seat in the State Legislative Assembly. Additionally, his right to vote was taken away. After this, assembly by-elections were conducted in the Rampur constituency.
After the MP MLA court rendered that verdict, Azam Khan filed a second appeal with the same court. When the judge heard this, he was absolved. The earlier court order provided him with significant relief. The MP MLA court’s decision in the hate speech case arrived at a time when Rampur’s political landscape was undergoing significant transformation. Also Not a single fragment of Rajiv Gandhi’s body was discovered… Azam Khan generates contention
In this case, by-elections were conducted because Azam Khan lost his seat in the assembly. Akash Saxena of the BJP won the by-election. Following his conviction, Azam Khan’s son Abdullah Azam, who was the MLA for the Suar constituency, also lost his legislative membership. In the by-election for the Suar constituency, the candidate for Apna Dal SK, Shafiq Ahmad Ansari, won by a landslide.