Bengali Hunt Desk: The Yogi government put more pressure on former Samajwadi Party MLA Abdullah Azam. The Uttar Pradesh government has issued a notice to return as soon as possible the amount of Rs 75 lakh 6,000 he received from the government for salary and other government allowances while he was a MLA. Abdullah, son of Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan, was a MLA from March 2016 to January 2020.
The Allahabad High Court dismissed Abdullah's MLA post in January for showing the wrong age in his nomination paper. Since February this year, Baba and Rampur Samajwadi Party MP Azam Khan and Ma Rampur Samajwadi Party MLA Tajin Fatima have been in jail. Multiple cases are pending against them.
In March 2016, Abdullah Azam was elected as MLA from Suar Tanda Assembly constituency. But a BJP leader named Akash Saxena went to the High Court challenging his election. Finally, in January this year, the court ordered his dismissal as MLA.
On the other hand, the Uttar Pradesh Assembly has sent a letter to the President seeking his expulsion from the fray for six years for allegedly providing false information in the elections. Sources said that the President can agree to the petition.