Rajya Sabha MP from Samajwadi Party Tazeen Fatma has written a letter to the Election Commission demanding Z category security for her husband and SP leader Azam Khan. As per reports, Fatma has alleged that her husband faces threats from the district administration.
Fatma accused the whole administration of being hand-in-glove with BJP and demolishing the development work carried out by her husband when he was a cabinet minister in the SP government. She said that cases are being filed against the SP workers who are trying to stop the administration from demolishing the development work.
She further said that there was an atmosphere of fear and terror prevailing in Rampur ever since the model code of conduct came into effect. Fatma has also requested the transfer of five officials posted in the area. A similar letter was written to the Election Commission by former MP Chaudhary Munavvar Saleem who is known to be a close aide of Azam Khan. He had written that the current atmosphere is not conducive for a fair election. Accusing the government officials, Saleem has said that they are trying to create an atmosphere of hatred against one particular religion, a particular language and a particular party.
Saleem alleged that educational institutions being run by the Mohammad Ali Jinnah Trust are being raided by the SIT. He said that due to the bias of the administration, the SP-BSP alliance has decided to boycott the Lok Sabha elections in Rampur.