BSP is also being considered as an option for Azam Khan, who is allegedly angry and disappointed with Samajwadi Party's National President, Akhilesh Yadav. Mayawati's tweet in support of him on Thursday has intensified speculation in the political corridors of UP. Obviously, the demand for Azam Khan has suddenly increased among the parties claiming Muslim votes in the politics of UP. On Thursday, Bahujan Samaj Party President Mayawati, in her tweet, tried to hit several targets with one arrow by accusing the BJP of targeting Muslims on the pretext of Azam.
While tweeting, Mayawati wrote, In UP and other BJP ruled states, like Congress, the way the poor, Dalits, Adivasis and Muslims are being harassed by targeting them by making them victims of atrocities and fear etc., It is very sad, while his kindness in the affairs of others continues.
At the same time, in her second tweet, BSP Chief Mayawati appeared in support of Azam Khan. Mayawati wrote, “In this sequence, the matter of continuous hateful and terroristic action by the UP government on its opponents and keeping senior MLA Mohammad Azam Khan in jail for about two and a half years is in the news, which is the throat of justice in the eyes of the people. If not throttling then what is?”
2. इसी क्रम में यूपी सरकार द्वारा अपने विरोधियों पर लगातार द्वेषपूर्ण व आतंकित कार्यवाही तथा वरिष्ठ विधायक मोहम्म्द आज़म खान को करीब सवा दो वर्षों से जेल में बन्द रखने का मामला काफी चर्चाओं में है, जो लोगों की नज़र में न्याय का गला घोंटना नहीं तो और क्या है? 2/3— Mayawati (@Mayawati) May 12, 2022
SP President Akhilesh Yadav, who is facing allegations of not doing anything during his stay in jail for the last two years, is also continuously giving statements in his support. Akhilesh Yadav, who reached Azamgarh, the ancestral residence of SP MLA Dara Singh Chouhan yesterday at Gelwara, to pay tribute to his mother, had said that the Samajwadi Party is with its workers. Azam Khan will be released from jail soon. He accused the BJP of misuse of power and said that ever since the BJP government was formed, it was being misused. Cases are being filed against whoever is against him.
It is worth mentioning that the discussion with both of them is in full swing regarding the bail of the SP MLA lodged in Sitapur Jail. About 80 cases are still going on against Azam Khan. In these two years, SP chief Akhilesh Yadav has gone to jail only once to meet Azam Khan, but no initiative has been taken for his release. At the same time, a hearing is going on in the Supreme Court regarding his bail. Meanwhile, this is the first time that Mayawati has raised questions on the BJP government regarding Azam Khan.