After losing the crucial Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls, it seems that the ‘frustrated’ firebrand Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan hasn’t stopped throwing his weight around.
Khan, who is considered as the sole leader of Muslims in the state, has been caught on tape threatening a government official when he had gone to the poll panel’s office in Rampur to collect his election victory certificate.
The powerful leader was upset as he had to walk to the election office through a muddy track. He is the area’s sitting MLA and returned to power on March 11 in Rampur.
According to reports, Khan, accompanied by his supporters, argued with the DM, who is also the Returning Officer, and threatened him of transfer, claiming that he is still the elected ‘neta’ of the area.
He reiterated that he was a minister till a new government takes over and that it was he who got the official transferred to Rampur.
“I am still the minister and will remain one till the new government comes in. I still have the right to take action against you. This is very disappointing. Is this the reason why we brought you here? You cried to me to get to this place and this is how you act now? How could you ask me to walk through that road,” he said.
While several politicians have criticised Khan for misbehaving with the high-ranking government officer, no reactions have come from his Samajwadi party regarding the incident.
Reacting to the incident, Amar Singh said that Khan must be taken to the mental hospital. BJP dethroned the Samajwadi Party in the state assembly election by winning 325 seats. Samajwadi Party managed to win only 54 seats despite forming an alliance with the Congress.
Interestingly, the visuals of Khan threatening the officer openly has evoked sharp reactions from the users on Twitter, who slammed Akhilesh Yadav’s party and its leaders for not learning any lessons from their electoral defeat and ‘arrogance’.
@IndiaToday A hindi expression sums up the case of Azam Khan (Rassi jal gayi, bal nahi gaya). Arrogance intact despite the loss of power
— ARVINDER SINGH WALIA (@arvinderwalia1) March 16, 2017
— Archie (@Archu243) March 16, 2017
@yadavakhilesh lost elections badly in UP, still his lost MPs like Azam Khan threatening bureaucrats.
Still not learnt lesson from defeat