Days after winning the Lok Sabha election from Uttar Pradesh’s Rampur seat, Samajwadi Party MP Azam Khan on Sunday said he is thinking of quitting the parliamentary post and contesting for the assembly elections, citing conspiracies to kill him by different governments and many high officials.
"I am thinking of quitting my parliamentary post and contesting for state assembly elections. It is possible that I will contest in the upcoming Uttar Pradesh Vidhan Sabha elections," Khan told reporters.
Khan won the Rampur seat, defeating BJP candidate Jaya Prada by a margin of 1,09,997 votes in the Lok Sabha elections 2019. While Khan secured 5,59,177 votes, Jaya Prada got 4,49,180 votes. Congress candidate Sanjay Kapoor got only 35,009 votes. In 2014, BJP's Nepal Singh had won the Rampur seat.
A Khan, Rampur MP: No doctors or health facilities here. We're running a hospital&there can be attempts to dismantle it. Barrage should be constructed, it's construction is pending. Thinking of resigning from parliament,there's possibility that I might contest next Assembly polls pic.twitter.com/oUdGIMSzcK— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) June 2, 2019
Khan also said the media was calling him the most criminal MP.
"To remove me from the state, every government has made efforts. An attempt at my life was made, my license was cancelled. Serious allegations were made and a conspiracy to kill me in an encounter was planned, where high officials complained that I was a danger to his life. This was all a ruse to murder me. Media reports have declared that I am the most criminal MP who has won the elections," he said.