Azam

  • Even best bowlers bowl a no-ball: Amit Shah on EC ruling 16-04-2014 11:54 PM

    New Delhi: Narendra Modi's close aide and BJP leader Amit Shah on Wednesday agreed to abide by the Election Commission's decision of censuring him for violation of the Model Code of Conduct and compared himself with the "best bowler" who also bowls a no-ball. "The intention in my speeches was...
  • 2014 Lok Sabha election is a battle to protect secularism: Azam Khan 16-04-2014 11:02 PM

    Samajwadi Party's controversial leader Azam Khan said that the 2014 Lok Sabha election is a battle to protect secularism and Samajwadi Party is the only one which is responsible for promoting secularism. ...
  • After ban on campaign, EC censures Amit Shah, Azam Khan for remarks 16-04-2014 09:38 PM

    The Election Commission on Wednesday censured Narendra Modi's close aide Amit Shah and Uttar Pradesh Minister Azam Khan for making controversial remarks during campaigning. The EC's decision came days after it had banned the two leaders from campaigning in Uttar Pradesh during the ongoing Lok Sabha elections. While censuring the...
  • Azam Khan slams EC for banning his rallies, calls it 'dictatorial' 16-04-2014 04:21 PM

    New Delhi: The Samajwadi Party's controversial leader Azam Khan has slammed the Election Commission (EC) and said that the poll body is being dictatorial by stopping him from holding rallies. He, however, is still defiant about comment that Muslim soldiers of the Indian Army won the Kargil war. "The Election...
  • CDs of Azam Khan, Amit Shah hate speeches being examined 16-04-2014 04:15 PM

    Uttar Pradesh Police have begun probing the hate speeches made by BJP general secretary Amit Shah and senior Samajwadi Party leader Mohd Azam Khan, officials said Wednesday. The CDs of the speeches will undergo forensic scrutiny, Inspector General of the Special Task Force Ashish Gupta said. "The CDs have been...
  • BJP to ask poll panel to de-recognise Samajwadi Party 16-04-2014 03:57 PM

    The Bharatiya Janata Party will petition the Election Commission to cancel the recognition of the Samajwadi Party, leaders said Wednesday. Laxmikant Bajpayi, Uttar Pradesh state BJP president, said the step was being taken in view of the speeches of Urban Development Minister Mohd Azam Khan read out at election rallies...
  • FIR registered against 10 people for burning effigy of Election Commission 16-04-2014 11:54 AM

    An FIR has been registered against 10 persons for burning an effigy of the Election Commission to protest against the poll body's ban on rallies of SP leader Mohd Azam Khan in UP. A group of youth gathered at Agenty crossing last night and burnt the effigy of EC to...
  • Poll panel unfair, prejudiced against SP: Mulayam 15-04-2014 04:02 PM

    Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav has targeted the Election Commission (EC) by saying the gag order on SP leader Azam Khan was "unjust and prejudiced". Yadav said in case the EC did not withdraw the order banning Azam Khan from holding election campaigns, millions of his party workers...
  • Fresh FIR lodged against Azam Khan for making 'provocative speech' at Bijnor rally 15-04-2014 02:37 PM

    Another FIR has been lodged against controversial Samajwadi Party leader Mohd Azam Khan for making a provocative speech at an election rally in Afzalgarh in Bijnor district. The FIR was registered against Khan on Apr 13 night at Afzalgarh police station here for violation of model code of conduct, official...
  • Akhilesh Yadav comes out in support of Azam Khan, slams EC 14-04-2014 02:25 PM

    With controversial SP leader Azam Khan in the line of EC fire, UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Monday came out in his support, accusing the poll body of taking action against the senior leader without going through his explanation. "Azam was served notice by EC....He has replied to it....
  • Fresh FIR against Azam Khan for making 'provocative' speech during Bijnor rally 14-04-2014 01:31 PM

    Another FIR has been lodged against controversial SP leader Mohd Azam Khan for allegedly making a provocative speech at an election rally in Nehtaur in Bijnor district. The FIR was lodged by Assistant Returning officer Sanjay Kumar Singh on Sunday at Nehtaur Police Station, police said on Monday. Khan has...
  • LS polls: Like CBI, EC too working under Centre's influence, says Azam Khan 14-04-2014 09:03 AM

    An unperturbed Azam Khan on Sunday threatened to move court against Election Commission's ban on him, alleging that the poll watch dog was working under the "influence" of the Centre. "EC too is working on the pattern of CBI, which happens to remain under the influence of the Centre," the...
  • Congress flays Azam Khan for doubting EC's credibility 14-04-2014 07:44 AM

    Congress on Sunday criticised Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan for raising doubts over the credibility of the Election Commission and stood behind the poll body for its independence. It also said the tone and tenor of such statements are not appreciable in public discourse. Criticising Khan for his statement that...
  • EC working as per Congress's directives, will move court: Azam Khan 13-04-2014 02:55 PM

    Rampur: Senior Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan who has two FIRs filed against him for the alleged hate speech delivered by him at two different occasions alleged that the Election Commission was working as per the directives of the Congress. Khan who has been banned by the EC from holding...
  • Mulayam to request EC to lift ban on Azam Khan 12-04-2014 02:39 PM

    Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav on Saturday said he will appeal to the EC to lift ban on senior minister Azam Khan, who is under fire for his remarks about Kargil conflict. "We will appeal to the Election Commission to lift ban on Azam Khan," Yadav said. The EC...
  • BJP asks EC to review its ban order against Amit Shah and give him a hearing 12-04-2014 09:17 AM

    Terming as "disturbing" the Election Commission order banning Narendra Modi's close aide Amit Shah, accused of making hate speeches, from campaigning in Uttar Pradesh, BJP on Friday urged the poll body to review its order and give him a hearing in the interest of natural justice. BJP said the order...
  • Allah has punished Rajiv, Sanjay and Indira Gandhi, says Azam Khan 12-04-2014 08:27 AM

    Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan has courted controversy once again with an ugly and personal attack on the Gandhi family. Azam Khan said that Indira, Rajiv and Sanjay Gandhi were 'punished by god for their misdeeds'. After his alleged hate speeches, Azam Khan on Friday said Sanjay Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi...
  • I have the the right to say what is correct, says Azam Khan 12-04-2014 12:25 AM

    New Delhi: After the Election Commission cracked its whip on SP leader Azam Khan and Amit Shah over their controversial comments, Khan defended himself saying that he has the right to say what is correct. "I have not seen the EC order. I have the right to say what is...
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  • Case of treason filed against Azam Khan over Kargil remark 11-04-2014 09:24 PM

    A case of treason has been filed against Uttar Pradesh minister Azam Khan by a senior lawyer in a court in Indore, on Friday, for his controversial remarks about 1999 Kargil War. The case was filed in the court of Judicial Magistrate First Class (JMFC) Vinod Kumar Patidar who will...
  • News 360: EC bans Amit Shah, Azam Khan rallies in UP 11-04-2014 08:40 PM

    The Election Commission has banned BJP leader Amit Shah and SP leader Azam Khan from holding public meetings, processions or road shows in Uttar Pradesh. The EC has claimed that the "public utterances are not only violative of the model code of conduct and but also constitutes serious offences under...
  • EC cracks the whip, FIR registered against Azam Khan, Amit Shah for hate speeches 11-04-2014 08:34 PM

    In a major development in terms of the Lok Sabha polls, FIRs have been registered against BJP leader Amit Shah and Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan after the Election Commission of India (ECI) banned them from holding public meetings and rallies and asked the concerned authorities to register FIRs against...
  • EC orders FIR against Amit Shah, Azam Khan; bans their rallies 11-04-2014 07:56 PM

    New Delhi: The Election Commission has banned BJP leader Amit Shah and SP leader Azam Khan from holding public meetings, processions or road shows in Uttar Pradesh. The EC has claimed that the "public utterances are not only violative of the model code of conduct and but also constitutes serious...
  • Muslims no more swayed by appeal of religious leaders: AMU teachers 11-04-2014 03:37 PM

    Aligarh Muslim University Teachers Association has criticised the practise of religious leaders issuing appeals in support of political parties and said such calls will have no impact on the Muslim community voters. "Using religious personalities or religious symbols for political objectives is dangerous. Neither do we approve of the Delhi...
  • How can Amit Shah save UP when he can't protect his hair: Azam Khan 11-04-2014 09:41 AM

    New Delhi: The battle for 2014 Lok Sabha polls continues to get more personal as Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan has now challenged BJP's Uttar Pradesh in-charge Amit Shah saying he can't take revenge on them for the Muzaffarnagar riots. Khan said, "Amit Shah said he wants to take revenge...
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  • From Amit Shah to Azam Khan: Is vote bank politics creating a dangerous communal divide? 09-04-2014 10:27 PM

    A day before the first phase of polling begins in Uttar Pradesh, the polarisation of voters along communal lines continues. A defiant Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan said that he stands by his comments on the religion of Indian Army soldiers arguing that there is nothing wrong in saying that...
  • Election Commission seeks details of Azam Khan's speech 09-04-2014 09:19 PM

    The Election Commission on Wednesday sought details of Uttar Pradesh minister Mohd Azam Khan's speech in which he said that only Muslim soldiers are to be credited for Kargil victory even as he defended his remarks while the Congress and BJP termed them communal. As the poll panel sought details,...
  • News 360: EC seeks report on 'Kargil War' remark, Azam Khan defiant 09-04-2014 08:29 PM

    A day before the first phase of polling begins in Uttar Pradesh, the polarisation of voters along communal lines continues. A defiant Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan said that he stands by his comments on the religion of Indian Army soldiers arguing that there is nothing wrong in saying that...
  • A Billion Votes: EC seeks report on Azam Khan's 'Kargil War' remark 09-04-2014 07:31 PM

    A day before the first phase of polling begins in Uttar Pradesh, the polarisation of voters along communal lines continues. A defiant Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan said that he stands by his comments on the religion of Indian Army soldiers arguing that there is nothing wrong in saying that...