Azam’s supporters allege harassment, launch ‘letter in blood’ campaignindia Updated: May 09, 2017 14:41 IST
Azam Khan’s political opponents from the BJP and the Congress have been levelling allegations of corruption and encroachment ever since the Yogi government took over the reins of the state. (HT File Photo)
Members of the Samajwadi Party in Rampur have launched a “letter in blood” campaign to protest against “efforts to malign the image of senior party leader Azam Khan and Mohammad Ali Jauhar University”.
“We will write letters in blood to President Pranab Mukherjee, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath every day to inform them about the harassment we are facing,” said Fasahat Ali Shanu, media manager of Khan.
Shanu, who posted a letter in blood to the CM on Monday, said over a thousand supporters of Khan were ready to join the campaign.
Another supporter of Khan, Irshad Mahmood, joined the campaign on Tuesday and posted a ‘blood letter’ to Yogi.
“Mohammad Ali Jauhar University is the property of the generations to come but some leaders of your party (BJP) are targeting it to satisfy their ego,” the letter read. Irshad signed the letter as ‘kamzor bharatiya’ (a weak Indian).
“The enemies of Rampur are conspiring against the university. Their only aim is to grab the property and deprive the poor children of the only avenue of education in the district,” Shanu said.
Khan’s political opponents from the BJP and the Congress have been levelling allegations of corruption and encroachment ever since the Yogi government took over the reins of the state.
Terming the campaign ludicrous, Khan’s opponents questioned the credibility of the campaign.
“The blood which they (Azam’s supporters) are using to write letters is of animal. The CM must order an investigation to confirm its source before reading the letters,” said Mustafa Hussain, a rival of Azam Khan.
Minister of state for minority affairs Baldev Singh Aulakh had recently said he would hold a ‘janta darbar’ (public grievance meeting) at the guest house of the university.
Reacting sharply, Khan said the guest house of the Jauhar University would be blown up using dynamite if anybody attempted to lay hand on it.
First Published: May 09, 2017 14:41 IST