The BJP’s ally Apna Dal (S) has introduced its first candidate for the Uttar Pradesh meeting polls. The candidate, Haider Ali Khan, is from Suar in western Uttar Pradesh’s Rampur district, from the place Abdullah Azam, the son of jailed Samajwadi Social gathering MP Azam Khan is predicted to contest.
The announcement got here regardless of no official phrase on seat-sharing association between the BJP and its alliance companions – Apna Dal (S) of Anupriya Patel and Nishad social gathering of Sanjay Nishad.
Haider Khan’s candidature from a BJP ally is among the many uncommon situations of the BJP alliance fielding a Muslim candidate for the UP election.
Mr Khan is from the Rampur Royal household, his grandfather Zulfiqar Ali Khan was a five-term Congress MP from Rampur. Haider’s father, Nawab Kazim Ali Khan, is a four-term MLA who as of now could be the Congress candidate from Rampur which is a seat positioned subsequent to Suar
The Apna Dal (S) candidate has been within the information for U-turns. He was first named the Congress candidate from Suar constituency. Later he went to Delhi and met Anupriya Patel, who has now formally named him as her social gathering’s candidate from Suar.
Abdullah Azam contested the 2017 Meeting election from Suar as a Samajwadi Social gathering candidate and gained. In December 2019, the Allahabad Excessive Courtroom canceled Mr Abdullah’s election victory on the grounds that he was under 25 when he filed his nomination for the 2017 elections.
Since February 2020, Mr Abdullah was in jail on a number of fees together with dishonest. He bought bail a number of days in the past and is probably to be fielded by the Samajwadi Social gathering from Suar this time.
Abdullah’s father Azam Khan is the present Lok Sabha MP from Rampur and has additionally been in jail since February 2020 in varied instances.
Azam Khan has approached the Supreme Courtroom looking for interim bail to marketing campaign within the upcoming Uttar Pradesh meeting elections.
In his plea, he mentioned that the state has “adopted all means obtainable” to delay the proceedings on his three remaining bail purposes to make sure that he stays incarcerated in the course of the state meeting elections set to be held in Uttar Pradesh from February 10 to March 7 and might’t marketing campaign for his social gathering.