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Hope Azam Khan’s UP assembly membership is restored, says Akhilesh Yadav

Aug 07, 2023 09:16 PM IST

Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav hails the revocation of Lok Sabha membership of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi

LUCKNOW Hailing the revocation of the Lok Sabha membership of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav on Monday said he hoped that the UP assembly membership of party leader Mohammad Azam Khan and his son Abdulla Azam too would be restored.

Apparently referring to BJP MP Ramshankar Katheria, who was sentenced to two years in prison by an MP-MLA court last week, Yadav said, “Let’s see if the membership of others is also taken away.” (File Photo)
Apparently referring to BJP MP Ramshankar Katheria, who was sentenced to two years in prison by an MP-MLA court last week, Yadav said, “Let’s see if the membership of others is also taken away.” (File Photo)

The Lok Sabha membership of Rahul Gandhi was restored on Monday, days after the Supreme Court stayed his conviction in a defamation case. The Lok Sabha Secretariat issued a notification announcing that his disqualification had been revoked and his membership restored.

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“First of all, I thank the Supreme Court. Its decision has increased faith in the judiciary and democracy. This working style of the BJP is that it wants to take away the membership of (opposition) leaders,” Yadav, who is also the Leader of Opposition in the UP assembly, told newspersons while going to attend the Monsoon session of the House.

“I hope the membership of others will also be restored. The membership of Azam Khan, his son and others were taken away,” he added.

Apparently referring to BJP MP Ramshankar Katheria, who was sentenced to two years in prison by an MP-MLA court last week, Yadav said, “Let’s see if the membership of others is also taken away.”

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