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UP elections: Jailed politician Azam Khan, his son win in Rampur and Suar, 9th time since 1980

Samajwadi Party supporters during election rally in UP. [Photo: Twitter/ Samajwadi Party]

Lucknow: Senior Samajwadi Party politician Mohd Azam Khan and his son Abdullah Azam won in Uttar Pradesh’s Rampur and Suar constituencies respectively on Thursday.

Senior Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Azam Khan has won the Rampur Vidhan sabha seat – one of the Muslim-dominated seats of Uttar Pradesh. Azam Khan has won with a total of 1,31,225 votes and defeated his Bharatiya Janata Party rival by 55,141 votes.

Khan won after receiving a total of 59.71% votes. BJP’s Akash Saxena bagged 76,084 votes. Mayawati-led Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) had pitted Sadaqat Hussain who got just 4,940 votes.

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