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Rampur By-Election 2019: Azam Khan's political fortunes at stake

Azam Khan's wife Tanzeen Fatima, also a SP MP, is the party candidate from this seat

Monday October 21, 2019 10:25 AM, ummid.com with inputs from IANS

Rampur By Election

Rampur: With his family's political fortunes hinged on its outcome, the by-election to the Rampur Assembly seat has become a battle between Samajwadi Party MP and founder of Maulana Mouhammad Ali Jauhar University Azam Khan and the rest.

Azam Khan's wife Tanzeen Fatima, also a SP MP, is the party candidate from this seat.

The beleaguered Azam Khan, who is facing 84 criminal cases in Rampur at the moment, has been campaigning for his wife and building up a sympathy wave in favour of his family. SP has termed the BJP government's action against Azam Khan a poltical vendetta.

Sources claim that the district administration has not arrested Azam Khan till now in order to avoid getting him the sympathy of the voters.

The importance of Rampur seat can be gauged from the fact that SP President Akhilesh Yadav has campaigned only on this seat in the by-elections.

Khan is a nine-term legislator from this seat and he is not sparing any effort to retain it within the family. The Rampur seat fell vacant after Azam Khan won the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

In a highly charged campaign, parties have become irrelevant and many in Rampur are not even aware of the names of other candidates. The BJP has put up Bharat Bhushan Gupta as its candidate and is banking on polarisation of votes against Azam Khan.

Polling began in Rampur today morning and will continue till 06:00 pm. Counting of votes will be done on October 24.

Besides Rampur, polling is also underway in Lucknow Cantt, Govind Nagar seat in Kanpur, Bahraich, Ghosi, Jalalpur and Zaidpur Barabanki assembly seats.

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