Azam Khan is the founder member of Samajwadi Party and a member of the Seventeenth Legislative Assembly of Uttar Pradesh of India.He was also one of the senior most Cabinet Minister in the Government of Uttar Pradesh and has been a member of the legislative assembly for nine terms from Rampur assembly constituency. Azam Khan was born on 14 August 1948 in Rampur, Uttar Pradesh. He attained Bachelor of Laws degree in 1974 from Aligarh Muslim University. He married Tazeen Fatma in 1981 and has two sons.He worked as a lawyer before joining politics. He has been into several controversies which sparked attention from the media. He is known for sharing quite a close relation with Mulayam Singh Yadav, the former Chief Minister of U.P. Khan is currently a member of the Samajwadi Party but has been a member of four other political parties between 1980 and 1992. During his first term, he was a member of Janata Party (Secular). During his second term, he was a member of the Lok Dal. Khan was a member of Janata Dal during his third term. In his fourth term, Azam Khan was a member of Janata Party. Since 1993, he has been a member of the Samajwadi Party.read more
A bench comprising Chief Justice DY Chandrachud and Justice SA Nazeer and Justice PS Narasimha said it needed more cogent reasons for transferring the ongoing criminal cases against Khan.
Rampur by-election 2022: The FIR was lodged on December 2 at Kotwali Police Station on the complaint of one Sujesh Kumar Sagar, the in-charge of the video surveillance team set up by a poll panel for the Rampur by-poll.
Rampur by-poll: "Cases are pending against him in courts, and the courts are deciding (the matter) on the basis of merit. There is no point levelling allegations on the government or on the party (BJP)," Adityanath said without naming Khan.
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The decision means the senior SP leader will not be able to vote in the December 5 by-election in his traditional seat of Rampur Sadar (urban).
Azam Khan news: The court, after hearing both sides, turned down Khan's appeal. The verdict will pave the way for holding of bypoll in the Rampur Sadar seat which fell vacant following the disqualification of Khan.
Azam Khan disqualification: The apex court was critical of the speed with which Khan's disqualification proceedings were done by the Uttar Pradesh legislative assembly.
Uttar Pradesh by-elections: The by-polls will be held in two assembly constituencies -- Khatauli and Rampur -- and a Lok Sabha seat Mainpuri on December 5.
The move comes after a Rampur court on Thursday sentenced Azam Khan to three years in jail in a 2019 hate speech case, a government lawyer said.
Azam Khan news: The SP leader can lose his MLA post because as per the 2013 Supreme Court judgment if an MLA, MLC or MP is convicted in a criminal case and gets jailed for a minimum of two years then he/she loses membership of the house with immediate effect.
Azam Khan hate speech case: A case was registered against him for making inflammatory speeches. The hearing of the case is going on in the court of MP-MLA (Magistrate Trial) Nishant Mann.
Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan made provocative remarks against Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and IAS Aunjaneya Kumar Singh. However, Khan got bail hours after the pronunance of judgment.
Azam Khan news: The Supreme Court agreed to hear on Thursday a plea of Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan against the alleged takeover and other unjustified actions of the Uttar Pradesh government against the Muhammad Ali Jauhar University at Rampur in the state.
Akhilesh Yadav and SP MLAs meet with UP Governor Anandiben Patel about continued injustice being done with Azam Khan and fake cases lodged against him.
In August the senior Samajwadi Party leader was admitted to an ICU of a private hospital as he was found suffering from pneumonia.
Land Encroachment Case: "An FIR has been lodged against Azam Khan and five other unidentified persons for threatening a witness of a case. The matter is being investigated," Superintendent of Police Ashok Kumar said.
Fake birth certificate case: Azam Khan, his wife Tazeen Fatima and son Abdullah Azam Khan was sent to jail in a criminal case registered against them, alleging that Abdullah Khan got two fake birth certificates issued through fraudulent means from two different places.
Azam Khan was released in May on bail after being lodged in Sitapur jail for almost 27 months.
Lulu Mall row: Taking note of the Lulu mall row, UP CM Yogi Adityanath pulled up the administration and directed them to take strict action against the miscreants who create a nuisance.
Azam Khan’s Jauhar University: A bench of Justices AM Khanwilkar and JB Pardiwala said the state government will file its response by July 19 and listed the matter for further hearing on July 22.