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UP governor seeks CD of Azam Khan’s statement

UP governor seeks CD of Azam Khan’s statement

Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik on Wednesday wrote to state assembly Speaker Mata Prasad Pandey seeking audio and video CDs of remarks made against him by Parliamentary Affairs Minister Mohd Azam Khan, during house proceedings on Tuesday.

In the letter, Naik has written that the media reports he has gone through suggested that certain remarks were made against the governor by the speaker, Azam Khan and other members on Tuesday.

He has also said that he would like to read and review the comments made by Azam Khan with regard to pending bills.

The development adds a new twist to the acrimonious issue wherein Azam Khan has been attacking Ram Naik more than often though the governor has maintained a studied silence.

This time, however, Naik has signalled that he was in no mood to take things lying down now.

Azam Khan had on Tuesday, during the Zero Hour, accused Naik of working under the “influence of one party” and had alleged that he had withheld his assent to many important bills like UP Nagar Nigam Amendment Bill, 2015, to protect corrupt mayors.