SP leader Azam Khan again stirs controversy

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Lucknow, April 10: Samajwadi Party's (SP) controversial senior minister Azam Khan on Thursday appealed people to press the EVM button to take revenge on 'murderers of Muzaffarnagar'.

Even though, he is already in the "eye of storm" over his communal-laced comments related to the soldiers of 1999 Kargil war, but the defiant SP leader didn't shy away from making another salvo, that tried to polarise communities.

According to a report, Khan said in Sambhal, "We should not allow a person with a blot to become the ‘badshah' of Hindustan."

"I condemn Azam Khan's statement on the Kargil war" Maulana Maqsood-ul-Hasan Qasmi, Chairman, Imam Council of India told a news channel.

The Election Commission on Wednesday issued a show cause notice to Azam Khan for his controversial remarks on the Kargil conflict and against Narendra Modi, saying he has prima facie violated the model code of conduct.

The Commission has asked Khan to explain by April 11 as to why action should not be initiated against him for violation of the Model Code of Conduct for his remarks.

However, Samajwadi Party reacted cautiously over Azam Khan's remark that it was "Muslim soldiers" who fought for India's victory in 1999 Kargil war, saying it could be the reflection of some dissatisfaction over "unfulfilled aspirations".

"In the army as well as during the freedom struggle all including Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs and Christians were one and fought together and achieved success with the support of all," party spokesman and senior minister Shivpal Singh Yadav said.

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