Voting underway for assembly by-elections in Swar, 96 seats in Uttar Pradesh

Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh) [India]May 10 (ANI): Voting for the bypolls to Swar and Chanbe assembly seats in Uttar Pradesh has begun from 7 am on Wednesday.

The ruling coalition partner Apna Dal (Sonelal) is contesting on both the seats. The Swar assembly seat in Rampur district was declared vacant on February 13 after a Moradabad court sentenced Abdullah Azam Khan, son of senior Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan, to two years in jail in a 15-year-old case.

Anuradha Chauhan is contesting from this seat on Samajwadi Party ticket, while Shafiq Ahmad Ansari is contesting on Apna Dal (Sonelal) ticket.

In May, the Supreme Court asked the Uttar Pradesh government to file a counter-affidavit on a petition by Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Mohammad Abdullah Azam Khan, challenging an Allahabad High Court order that had quashed a case related to the protest. rejected his plea to stay his conviction. , Recently the Allahabad High Court refused to stay the conviction of Mohammad Abdullah Azam Khan in a 2008 protest case that led to his disqualification as an MLA from the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly.

The Supreme Court had earlier requested the Allahabad High Court to decide expeditiously a plea seeking a stay on the conviction of Mohammad Abdullah Azam Khan in a case related to the protests. Mohd Abdullah Azam Khan, claiming that he was a juvenile till the date of the incident, has challenged the March 17 order of the Allahabad High Court.

Abdullah Azam Khan was disqualified from the UP Legislative Assembly after being convicted in a 15-year-old case and sentenced to two years’ imprisonment. Abdullah Azam Khan was representing Swar of Rampur district in the assembly.

Abdullah Azam Khan and his father have been acquitted by a local court in Uttar Pradesh in a case related to picketing for allegedly using criminal force to deter a public servant from discharging his duty and other provisions of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). was convicted of. A state highway in January 2008. Abdullah Azam Khan moved the Allahabad High Court against a lower court order to suspend his sentence.

Meanwhile, people queue up to cast their votes outside a polling station in Mirzapur.

The Chhanbe assembly seat in Mirzapur fell vacant after the death of Apna Dal (Sonelal) MLA Rahul Prakash Kol in February this year.

The party has fielded Koi’s wife Rinki Kol against Kirti Kol, who is contesting as a Samajwadi Party candidate. (ANI)

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