Remove Azam as Paliamenary Affairs Minister: UP Guv tells CM
Ghaziabad: Uttar pradesh Governer Ram Naik has reiterated that Uttar Pradesh parliamentary affairs minister Mohd Azam Khan was not fit to hold the charge and urged the Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav to relinquish him from the post.
The Governor was unhappy over certain remarks made by Azam in UP Assembly on March 8 last and had asked the CD of the House proceedings. According to him the UP Assembly speaker Mata Parasad had provided him the CD which was an edited version.
Raising strong objections to the editing of the CD, Naik said it was unbecoming of the Minister and the Speaker to send him the edited copy.
" As many as 20 lines from the proceedings had been edited which was highly objectionable considering it was being provided to the Governor of the state," he told media person in Ghaziabad on Thursday. Adding "if the parliamentary affairs Minister is unaware of the parliamentary norms and practices, it shows his inefficiency and he does not deserve to be on this post,''
The UP Governor said he had already spoken to the Chief Minister in this regard and urged him to remove Azam Khan from the post of Parliamentary Affairs Minister.
What Azam Khan said:
- Minister Azam Khan, on 8th March, said that the Governor has not cleared the bill related to Mayor since one year. He stated that by not approving the bill he is supporting the Mayors in corruption. Azam said that if every politician is answerable to the citizens then the rule should also be applied to Mayors.
What Governor did:
- Taking cognizance of media reports, he asked for the proceedings of the House of March 8.
- He was provided the CD of the debate in the House of March 8 but it was edited version.
- Governor was not happy with the edited version of the copy.