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Maya withdraws Azamgarh MP’s security cover

The state government has withdrawn the security cover provided to Azamgarh’s Bahujan Samaj Party MP Akbar Ahemad Dumpy.

The state government has withdrawn the security cover provided to Azamgarh’s Bahujan Samaj Party MP Akbar Ahemad Dumpy.

The move comes after Chief Minister Mayawati’s decision not to field Dumpy from the Azamgarh seat for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls around a week ago.

According to sources,the party has selected one Malik Masud as its candidate from Azamgarh.

Secretary (Home) Mahesh Gupta confirmed the government’s order. He,however,could not recall whether the security being provided to Dumpy was “Z” or “Y” category.

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A source in the party said Mayawati was unhappy with Dumpy’s efforts to use the Batla house incident as a political plank in Azamgarh parliamentary elections.

“Dumpy’s stand was against the party line,” said a BSP source. Besides,the chief minister was also unhappy with the MP as he was hardly seen in his constituency.

“Dumpy wanted to become the Muslim face of the party and thus paid the price,” said another party leader.

Dumpy refused to comment on the state government’s decision.

Asked about the possibility of his being BSP’s candidate from the Moradabad constituency,he said his only choice was the Azamgarh seat. Regarding his continuance in the party,the MP said: “Only time will tell.”