bjp: Akhilesh Yadav hits back at BJP on charge of fielding criminals in UP polls | India News

LUCKNOW: Under attack over fielding candidates with a criminal background in Uttar Pradesh assembly polls, Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav on Tuesday alleged that his party leaders have been framed in false cases by the ruling BJP.
Flanked by new entrant Swami Prasad Maurya, who had quit the BJP, and veteran leader Azam Khan’s son Abdullah Azam, recently released from jail, Yadav also claimed that the maximum number of MLAs with a criminal background are from the saffron party.
The SP president was replying to queries from media on a PIL which sought a direction from the Supreme Court to the Election Commission to de-register any political party which violates the directions of the apex court on making public information about their candidate’s criminal record.
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