Samajwadi Party leader Mohammad Azam Khan also alleged that the Uttar Pradesh police "wreaked havoc" on the eve of the Lok Sabha bypolls in Azamgarh and Rampur parliamentary
LUCKNOW — The Samajwadi Party has sent a letter to the Election Commission alleging that in Rampur, the police was pressuring people to vote for BJP in the by-elections, polling for which is being held on Thursday.
In the letter, senior SP leader Arvind Kumar Singh has stated that the police were picking up SP supporters and voters in Suar, Tanda and Daryal segments, creating an atmosphere of fear in the area.
He said that a free and fair poll in such a situation would not be possible.
The SP has urged the EC to take immediate action in the matter and ensure fair elections.
Meanwhile, senior Samajwadi Party leader Mohammad Azam Khan on Thursday alleged that the Uttar Pradesh police “wreaked havoc” on the eve of the Lok Sabha bypolls in Azamgarh and Rampur parliamentary seats.
He said that the police “misbehaved” with the SP Lok Sabha candidate.
“If there is a drop in polling percentage, then, the police is to be blamed. I have been up all night. We went to various police stations and the inspector behaved very badly,” he said.
Continuing further, he said, “The cops wreaked havoc overnight. Jeeps and sirens were everywhere in Rampur, they took people to the police stations and beat them up and I have heard of some money transfers as well. It is shameful.”
Azam Khan said: “I am a criminal, I accept… so my city has also been presumed to be the same. They can do whatever they want, we have to endure. If I want to stay, I have to endure.”
Azam Khan was released from jail last month after spending almost 27 months in connection with 89 cases filed against him. — IANS