Samajwadi Party’s firebrand leader and Uttar Pradesh Urban Development Minister Azam Khan strikes the headlines for his sensational allegations, communal politics, abusive language and a foot in the mouth disease that spares none.
From Prime Minister Narendra Modi to his own party supremeo Mulayam Singh, Azam Khan has taken on every prominent political leader in his fiery speeches.
Here’s a compilation of Azam Khan’s controversial statements that raised eyebrows.
Commenting on the November 2015 Paris attacks that killed 130 people
Attacking BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi during the 2014 Lok Sabha election campaign
Speaking about the Ram Temple issue
Dividing the Indian Army on religious lines
Sharing his pearls of wisdom
An insightful view on India’s Population problem
When asked about the source of funds for Mulayam Yadav’s grand birthday celebration
Taj Mahal now becomes a ‘Muslim Monument’ for Azam Khan
Mocking his own party chief, Mulayam Yadav at a gathering
When asked about illegal mining on Uttar Pradesh – Haryana border
Advising a rape victim
Commenting on the Swayamsevaks
Taking a jibe at Smriti Irani’s closeness to Narendra Modi
Leaders like Azam Khan have a follower base across the nation. It is not only a moral responsibility, but also a social responsibility of leaders to make responsible statements. But alas. It is all in our hands.