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Samajwadi Party MP Azam Khan waves before being sent to judicial custody for allegedly faking Abdullah's birth certificate, in Rampur. Azam Khan’s wife Tanzin Fatima (unseen) and MLA son Abdullah Azam (unseen) are also being sent to prison till March 2, 2020.

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Samajwadi Party MP Azam Khan along with his wife Tanzeen Fatima and son Abdullah Azam (R) comes out of a police station after appearing before SIT in connection with land acquisition case against him, in Rampur.

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Rampur district administration official stands near the demolished boundary wall of Samajwadi Party MP Azam Khan's luxury resort, in Rampur.

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Samajwadi Party MP Azam Khan speaks in the Lok Sabha during the ongoing Budget Session of Parliament, in New Delhi.

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Samajwadi Party MPs Mulayam Singh Yadav and Azam Khan during the Budget Session at Parliament House, in New Delhi.

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TMC, SP, Left and other political parties stage a protest against NDA government, at Parliament complex in New Delhi. Samajwadi Party MP Azam Khan is also seen.

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Samajwadi Party MP Azam Khan speaks in the Lok Sabha during the Budget Session of Parliament, in New Delhi

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Samajwadi Party MP Azam Khan takes oath as a member on the second day of the first session of the 17th Lok Sabha, at Parliament House in New Delhi

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Samajwadi Party (SP) candidate from Rampur, Azam Khan, and his son Adeeb Azam Khan arrive to cast their vote, during the third phase of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, at a polling station in Rampur.

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Samajwadi Party senior leader Azam Khan being consoled by social activist and Noble laureate Kailash Satyarthi during the funeral ceremony of SP leader Chaudhary Munawwar Saleem, in Vidisha.

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Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan before filing his nomination papers from Rampur constituency for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections in Rampur.

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Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav talks to the party leader Mohd Azam Khan during the party's 10th National Convention in Agra.

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Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav with other senior party leaders during the 8th state convocation of Samajwadi Party at Ramabai Ambedkar ground in Lucknow.

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Samajwadi Party leader and UP state minister Azam Khan addresses a press conference, in Lucknow.

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UP Cabinet Minister Azam Khan being garlanded by his supporters during the Jashn-e-Azadi Mushayara organised on his birthday in New Delhi.

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Swami Prasad Maurya shaking hands with SP leader Azam Khan after quitting BSP in Lucknow.

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Akhlaq’s family meets UP CM Akhilesh Yadav in Lucknow

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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav with senior Minister Azam Khan at a function organised to felicitate Urdu students who topped in their districts, in Lucknow.

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Uttar Pradesh PWD Minister Azam Khan addresses a function organised to felicitate Urdu students who topped in their districts, in Lucknow.

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Family members of Akhlaq, who was lynched in Dadri with Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, at his official residence in Lucknow.

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UP Cabinet Minister Mohammad Azam Khan along with Kazmi's son during Chalisva funeral of advocate general late S.M.A. Kazmi at his house, in Allahabad.

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Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav with Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and Azam Khan cutting cake on the occasion of Mulayam Singh Yadav's 76th birthday.

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Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav with Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and Azam Khan cutting cake on the occassion of Mulayam Singh Yadav's 76th birthday. The 75th birthday bash of SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav, who rode an imported Victorian-style 'buggy', kicked up a controversy over its funding with party leader Azam Khan saying that money has come from terror group Taliban and Dawood Ibrahim.

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SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav with his son and UP CM Akhilesh Yadav riding a Royal Buggy, brought from London, at an event to celebrate his 76th birthday in Rampur.

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SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav with his son and UP CM Akhilesh Yadav riding a Royal Buggy, brought from London, at an event to celebrate his 76th birthday in Rampur.

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SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav with his son and UP CM Akhilesh Yadav riding a Royal Buggy, brought from London, at an event to celebrate his 76th birthday in Rampur.

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Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav with Azam Khan during the second day of the party's three-day convention in Lucknow.

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Policemen lathicharging Shia protesters who were marching to gherao Uttar Pradesh Waqf Minister Mohd Azam Khan's residence in Lucknow.

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SP Politician Azam Khan with cabinet colleagues after meeting Mulayam Singh Yadav and Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav in Lucknow.

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On The Margin Akhilesh with Ramgopal Yadav, Mulayam and Azam Khan

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The Hitler Hate Speech Brigade certificate to Azam Khan & Pravin Tagodia, for being the primal pallbearers of a “development election”. (Honorable mentions: Giriraj Singh, Imran Masood and Ramdas Kadam.)

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Buffaloes with beacons as a protest against Azam Khan using the state machinery to track his lost Buffaloes, in Uttar Pradesh.

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Buffalo Soldiers... Among the bizarre goings-on in ‘Ulta Pradesh’, last week saw three cops being suspended after seven buffaloes belonging to the all-powerful minister Azam Khan were stolen. This even after the constabulary recovered the bovines after a 24-hour- long hunt in Rampur, the minister’s home ground. Khan was apparently contemplating more serious action and more heads are likely to roll for the “grave lapse” and “dereliction of duty”. For weren’t his buffalos “more famous than the Queen of England”? So pervasive is Khan’s writ that a desperate Rampur SP, Sadhana Goswami, was busy explaining to every media outlet with a mike how she left no stone unturned to trace the vibs! Apparently, over a 100 UP policemen, drawn from different police stations, were put on the buffalo hunt.

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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minsiter Akhilesh Yadav with Aazam Khan inaugurates a number of development schemes at a programme in Lucknow.

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UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav with state Urban Development, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Azam Khan at the award ceremony of the 62nd Senior National Volleyball Championship in Moradabad.

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UP minister Mohd Azam Khan inaugurates 62nd Senior National Volleyball Championship tournament in Moradabad.

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It’s The American way Akhilesh Yadav has been quick to forgive his American tormentors. To jog your memory, the young Uttar Pra­desh CM had boycotted a programme at Harvard University recently after US customs authorities at Boston airport “insul­ted” his minister Azam Khan. He’s now accepted another American invitation, this time from the US-India Business Council. A delegation from the body had earlier visited Lucknow and Akhilesh is learnt to be all set to fly next month to the US, ostensibly in search of investors for India’s most populous state. The USIBC will probably be hoping Akhilesh is not accompanied by ‘Uncle Azam’ this time, whose Khan suffix was the cause of much consternation during his Boston trip. That said, the ‘insult’ can’t have affec­ted them that much. Even after the incident, the duo had stayed on back in the US. While Akhilesh undertook a four-day sojourn with wife and children, the allegedly “humiliated” Azam had extended his trip for two more days.

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Loud speaker Azam Khan

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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav with his cabinet colleague Mohammad Azam Khan at a function to draw lottery in connection with the Haj pilgrimage in Lucknow.

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Samajwadi Party legislative party leader Akhilesh Yadav with party leaders Mohammad Azam Khan and Shivpal Singh Yadav coming out of Raj Bhavan in Lucknow after informing UP Governor BL Joshi about the decision of the party regarding Chief Minister's post and the date for oath taking ceremony.

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Samajwadi Party senior leaders Azam Khan, second left, and Shivpal Singh Yadav, right, hand over a letter to Governer B.L. Joshi, second right, to stake claim to form the new government, as Chief Minister designate Akhilesh Yadav, left, looks on in Lucknow. Yadav will be sworn-in as the next chief minister on March 15.

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Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav with senior leader Mohammad Azam Khan at a press conference at the party office in Lucknow.

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Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav with party leader Mohammad Azam Khan addressing a press conference in New Delhi.

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