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Over 300 EVMs not working in UP, police threatening voters: Abdullah Azam Khan

Hours into the Phase 3 Lok Sabha elections, Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan's son claimed that over 300 EVMs are not functioning in Rampur.

Abdullah Azam Khan said, "More than 300 EVMs are not working and the district magistrate is doing this on purpose. Police is scaring people by going inside their homes. I even heard that some people are asked to keep their rifles ready. All this is being done to scare away voters."

Abdullah Azam alleged that the ruling party fears that the mahagathbandhan of Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party will defeat them.

Abdullah's father Azam Khan is contesting the Lok Sabha elections from Uttar Pradesh's Rampur.

Speaking on Jaya Prada, who has lodged a complaint with Election Commission (EC) against him for his earlier remark, Abdullah Azam said he never named her and Jaya Prada is victimising herself.

Abdullah further added, "There have been so many cases against me and my father but not a single case against Amar Singh after his disgusting comments on Mayawati."

On Monday, Abdullah Azam had said at a public rally, "Ali bhi humarey, Bajrang Bali bhi humarey, lekin Anarkali nahi chahiye (Both Ali and Bajrang Bali are ours, but we don't want Anarkali)."

Anarkali was a famous courtesan in Mughal emperor Akbar's court. She is known to have had an affair with Akbar's son Jehangir, for which she was punished by Akbar.

Abdullah Azam was speaking in reference to Yogi Adityanath's controversial remark that BJP has Bajrang Bali and does not need Ali.



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