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Mulayam Singh Yadav to request EC to lift ban on Azam Khan

The EC on Friday banned Khan from holding public meetings, processions or roadshows in Uttar Pradesh. Tweet This
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SP chief also assured Muslim community that Sachhar committee report would be implemented to improve their lot. (File photo: PTI) SP chief also assured Muslim community that Sachhar committee report would be implemented to improve their lot. (File photo: PTI)

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 on Friday banned Khan from holding public meetings, processions or roadshows in Uttar Pradesh.

The SP leader exuded confidence that “neither BJP nor Congress would be able to form next government at the center and it would be the third front which would gain majority in the coming polls.”

Addressing a rally in favor of his party candidate Ravi Prakash Verma, Yadav said, “SP government would make education, medication  and irrigation totally free if voted to power.”

“What the SP government did for the youth in UP has become a model and now Punjab and West Bengal governments are following it,” Yadav said.

Yadav attacked Congress saying “it had done nothing except running its government and committing scams and BJP remained a mute spectator to these and only looked at things from Hindu-Muslims angle.”

SP chief also assured Muslim community that “Sachhar committee report would be implemented to improve their lot.”

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