Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan disqualified from UP Assembly, House secretariat declares seat vacant

Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly Secretariat on Friday announced the disqualification of Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan from the House, a day after a court sentenced him to three years in jail in a hate speech case.

Principal Secretary of the UP Legislative Assembly, Pradeep Dubey told to media  that the assembly secretariat has declared the Rampur Sadar Assembly seat as vacant.

“A vacancy has been declared by the UP Vidhan Sabha Secretariat consequent upon the disqualification due to the judgment passed by the court,” he said.