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The Times of India
The Times of India

Those who exploited Rampur paying price for it, says UP CM Yogi Adityanath in veiled attack on SP leader Azam Khan

RAMPUR: Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath in a veiled attack on senior Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan on Sunday said those who "exploited" Rampur for their own interests are now bearing consequences of it. Rampur is considered a bastion of the Samajwadi Party and its leader Azam Khan carries a lot of clout here.

Addressing a gathering, Adityanath claimed that by electing BJP candidate Ghanshyam Lodhi in the recent Lok Sabha bypolls, people of Rampur "stood with development, security and prosperity, and heralded the beginning of a new era".

Without taking Khan's name, he said those who "exploited Rampur for their own vested interests" are now "bearing consequences" of it.

Khan spent over two years in a state jail following the registration of multiple cases against him. Khan came out of the jail a few months ago after the Supreme Court granted him in an interim bail in a cheating case.

Adityanath alleged that development schemes in the past were made person-centric, serving as means of exploitation while keeping public interest at bay.

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