Azam says will not apologise, questions EC relief to Shah
UP minister Azam Khan on Friday ruled out an apology for alleged hate speech and questioned why the Election Commission had not lifted the ban on his campaigning like it had done for BJP leader Amit Shah. Hitting out at EC for lifting the ban on Shah on Thursday but not granting him similar relief, Khan said he would move the Supreme Court against its order barring him from campaigning in Uttar Pradesh. The Samajwadi Party termed the EC decision on Shah as unfortunate and alleged it was doing injustice to Khan. Alleging that the EC action against him smacked of undeclared Emergency, Khan, who is a prominent Muslim face of SP, said he had not done anything that warranted an apology.
I have not committed a crime, he told a press conference in Rampur.
AAP slams BJP for disrupting Kejriwals campaign
AAP on Friday slammed the BJP for allegedly disrupting Arvind Kejriwals campaign in Varanasi twice and has termed it acts of frustration. The sudden spurt in the growing BJP attacks on Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal at Varanasi is a clear reflection of the frustration in the Narendra Modi camp. In less than 12 hours, BJP workers under guidance from their state and national leadership, have twice attempted to disrupt Kejriwals campaign in Varanasi, AAP said in a statement. In full public view, the AAP leaders have been pushed, abused and shown
obscene gestures by BJP workers, it said. Kejriwal is
contesting against BJPs prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi from the temple town.