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Azam khan threatens poll official for making him walk through 'muddy track'; asks 'Is this why I got you transferred?'
Senior Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan has again been caught on the wrong side of the line. Khan was caught on record threatening an Election Commission official for bringing him through a muddy track.

Khan had gone to the poll panel's office in Rampur to collect his election victory certificate. Khan is a sitting MLA from the area and had won the election on March 11.

"Will you take that route yourself? I will take this certificate later. Come, prove to me that you will walk through that muck. It's a matter of shame to me that the Mandi is so dirty. This is very bad," Khan can be seen asking the official.

In the video that has now gone viral on the social media, Khan is also seen threatening the official, saying he is still a minister until the new government takes over and that it was him who had got the official transferred to Rampur.

"I am still the minister and will remain one till the new government comes in. I still have the right to take action against you. This is very disappointing. Is this the reason why we brought you here? You were in a ditch and you cried to me to get to this place and this is how you act now? How could you ask me to walk through that road. If I had tripped and fallen, it would have made national news," Khan can be seen telling the official.

It should be remembered that Khan is not new to such controversies. Last year, he was pulled up by the Supreme Court for terming the rape of a woman and her daughter near a highway in Bulandshahr as a "political conspiracy" to defame the Samajwadi Party government.

News18 quoted BJP leader Vijay Bahadur Pathak as saying that the SP leaders "seem to not have realised that they are no longer in power".

Trying to control the damage, SP spokesperson Deepak Mishra said that the leader should not have used such words. "The SP is in this state of affairs because of leaders like Azam Khan," he told CNN-News18.

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