Kanpur: In what can bring in huge embarrassment for the Samajwadi Party government, a Project Engineer has accused Uttar Pradesh Cabinet Minister Azam Khan of slapping and hurling verbal abuses at him, reports on Thursday said.
The incident reportedly happened on June 25 when the SP leader had gone to visit an under-construction flyover in Rampur district.
The minister was reportedly unhappy with the design and abused engineer RK Aggarwal. He allegedly held Aggarwal with his collar and slapped him.
Meanwhile, miffed with Khan's unruly behaviour, the engineer's association stopped work and threatened to go on strike if the SP leader doesn't apologise.
This is not the first time that the SP MLA has courted a controversy. In 2012, the Uttar Pradesh’s Urban Development Minister had publicly scolded and abused an IAS officer at a meeting.
During the Durga Nagpal episode, Khan had criticised country`s bureaucrats for "behaving with people like kings", and said civil services should have been abolished immediately after the Independence.