UP Governor writes to Yogi Adityanath, seeks action against Azam Khan

Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik has written to Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, seeking action against former Minister Mohammad Azam Khan on various charges, including misuse of official position.

By Zee Media Bureau | Last Updated: May 04, 2017, 18:04 PM IST
UP Governor writes to Yogi Adityanath, seeks action against Azam Khan

Lucknow: In more trouble for senior Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan, Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik has written to Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, seeking action against him on various charges.

According to reports, Khan – a powerful Samajwadi Party leader – has been accused of misusing his official position.

In his letter to Adityanath, the Governor has mentioned 14 points on the basis of which he wants action against Azam Khan, who had served as Parliamentary Affairs and Urban Development Minister in the previous Samajwadi Party government. 

The SP leader has been accused of misusing his official position during his tenure as a minister and illegally occupying Waqf Board properties.

The Rampur legislator has also been accused of misusing public money and getting a guest house constructed in a private university and taking items belonging to a sports stadium to private Mohammad Ali Jauhar University in Rampur. 

A 42-page report prepared by the Central Waqf Council, levelling serious charges against the former Minister, has already been sent to the Prime Minister's Office for action.

Congress leader Faisal Lala had also complained to the Governor about Azam Khan's "improprieties". 

With IANS inputs