Azam Khan: News

Azam Khan is a senior Samajwadi Party (SP) politician and Lok Sabha Member of Parliament from Rampur constituency, Uttar Pradesh. Khan studied law from Aligarh Muslim University in the 1970s and started practicing as an advocate. He contested his first Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly election in 1980 on a Janata Party (Secular) ticket and won from Rampur. He retained the seat in the next two state elections in 1985 and 1989 from Lok Dal and Janata Dal, respectively, and later successfully contested the 1991 Assembly elections, this time from the Janata Party. Khan joined the SP as a founding member in 1993 and again won from his stronghold in that year's state elections. He was a Rajya Sabha Member of Parliament from 1996 to 2002. During 2002-19, Khan made a return to the UP Assembly, completing nine terms from the Rampur (Assembly) constituency. He served in the UP government as a Cabinet minister in various portfolios such as Urban Development, Muslim Waqf Board, and Water Supplies, among others. Khan is often in the news for his controversial statements. He was elected to the Lok Sabha from Rampur in the 2019 General Elections.

08 Nov 2023

Assam Police

Assam Congress MLA arrested for derogatory remarks against Hindus priests

The Assam Police has arrested Congress MLA Aftabuddin Mollah on accusations of making offensive comments about priests, namgharias, and holy persons.

18 Oct 2023


Azam Khan, son convicted in 2019 fake birth certificate case

Samajwadi Party (SP) leader and former MLA from Uttar Pradesh's Rampur, Azam Khan, was awarded a seven-year prison term in the 2019 fake birth certificate case by the MP/MLA court on Wednesday.

24 May 2023

Uttar Pradesh

Azam Khan not guilty in hate speech case: UP court

Veteran Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Azam Khan was reportedly acquitted by an Uttar Pradesh (UP) court in a 2019 hate speech case.

29 Apr 2023

Uttar Pradesh

Samajwadi Party's Azam Khan fears Atiq Ahmed-like fate for himself

Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Azam Khan, while campaigning on Saturday in Uttar Pradesh's Rampur for the upcoming municipal elections, expressed his apprehension that he, too, might be shot dead like gangster-turned-politician Atiq Ahmed.

17 Apr 2023

Samajwadi Party

Azam Khan admitted to Delhi hospital after sudden health deterioration

Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Azam Khan was admitted to the Sir Ganga Ram Hospital in Delhi after his health reportedly deteriorated.

09 Dec 2022


UP bypoll: BJP breaches Azam's Rampur fortress; Akhilesh demands re-election

Though the Samajwadi Party (SP) in Uttar Pradesh retained the Mainpuri Lok Sabha seat traditionally held by the party's founder, Mulayam Singh Yadav, it lost a crucial Assembly seat—Rampur, which was a bastion of SP and veteran leader Azam Khan.

27 Oct 2022

Samajwadi Party

Hate speech: Azam Khan sentenced to 3-year imprisonment; gets bail

A court in Uttar Pradesh convicted Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Azam Khan in a 2019 hate speech case, and sentenced him to three years in jail on Thursday.

25 May 2022

Samajwadi Party

Kapil Sibal quits Congress, gets SP backing for RS nomination

In a huge blow to the Indian National Congress, veteran leader and former Union Minister Kapil Sibal has resigned from the grand old party.

SP's Azam Khan says inspector in jail warned of 'encounter'

Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Azam Khan, who was granted bail by the Supreme Court last week, claimed that an inspector in the Sitapur jail had warned him of his encounter after release.

Azam Khan released from prison after 2+ years, 81 cases

Senior Samajwadi Party (SP) leader and MLA from Uttar Pradesh's Rampur Azam Khan finally walked out of the Sitapur Jail on Friday morning after more than two years.

SP leader Azam Khan gets bail, to be released soon

The Supreme Court granted interim bail to Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan on Thursday in an alleged cheating case.

Supreme Court concerned over back-to-back cases against Azam Khan

The Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday voiced concerns over the back-to-back cases against Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan following each release.

Azam Khan, gangster Mukhtar Ansari to be grilled by ED

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) will begin the questioning of Samajwadi Party MP Azam Khan, gangster Mukhtar Ansari, and strongman Ateeq Ahmad from Monday in separate money-laundering probes being conducted against them and their associates.

31 Jul 2021


WI vs Pakistan: Azam Khan ruled out of two T20Is

Pakistan middle-order batsman Azam Khan has been ruled out of the second and third T20Is against West Indies after sustaining a head injury during a training session.

05 Jun 2021

Pakistan Cricket Team

Who is Pakistan's uncapped batsman Azam Khan?

Pakistan wicket-keeper-batsman Azam Khan earned his maiden international call-up.

30 Dec 2019

Samajwadi Party

#ThatWas2019: 7 times politicians shocked us with their controversial statements

Do you remember the last time our politicians were decent in public fora? Yeah, we neither! And this year, insanity and absurdness on public platforms touched new lows, courtesy the general elections.

14 Sep 2019

Samajwadi Party

To meet Akhilesh Yadav, SP leader dresses as groom

In a bizarre news, a Samajwadi Party leader named Firoz Khan, dressed up like a groom to enter Rampur, the constituency represented by Azam Khan.

30 Aug 2019

Samajwadi Party

Uttar Pradesh: SP's Azam Khan allegedly stole buffalo, FIR registered

In 2014, Samajwadi Party's Azam Khan catapulted to national headlines after he sent Uttar Pradesh police to look for seven buffaloes allegedly "missing" from his house.

29 Jul 2019

Samajwadi Party

Azam Khan apologizes for sexist remarks, but Rama Devi unconvinced

On Monday, Samajwadi Party lawmaker Azam Khan apologized for his sexist comments, which he made against BJP MP Rama Devi last week in Lok Sabha.

27 Jul 2019

Samajwadi Party

Won't forgive Azam Khan even if he apologizes: Rama Devi

BJP MP Rama Devi, who was at the receiving end of the sexist remark by Samajwadi Party lawmaker Azam Khan earlier this week, said she won't be able to forgive Khan even if he apologizes.

26 Jul 2019

Samajwadi Party

'Aankhon me aankhein' remark: BJP-leaders seek punishment for Azam Khan

Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan should be punished for his sexist remarks and an example should be set for all- this is what BJP leaders demanded in the Lok Sabha on Friday.

25 Jul 2019

Samajwadi Party

Ankhon mein ankhein: Azam Khan makes sexist comment in LS

Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan, who is known for his controversial statements, sparked another uproar in the Lok Sabha on Thursday when he made a lewd comment against BJP MP Rama Devi, who was filling in for speaker Om Birla.

14 Jul 2019

Samajwadi Party

SP's Azam Khan to be listed on UP's land-mafia portal

The District Administration of Uttar Pradesh's Rampur is considering listing Samajwadi Party MP Azam Khan under the "land mafia" category on the state government's Anti-Bhoo Mafia (anti-land mafia) portal set up by CM Yogi Adityanath.

17 Apr 2019

Uttar Pradesh

Priyanka Gandhi will be seen as 'thief's wife': Uma Bharti

In what marks as another low in political discourse, Union Minister Uma Bharti on Tuesday said people of country would see Priyanka Gandhi Vadra as "thief's wife".

16 Apr 2019

Samajwadi Party

Not directed at Jaya: Akhilesh defends Azam Khan's 'underwear' remark

A day after senior Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan sparked a row by insulting his Rampur opponent Jaya Prada, party chief Akhilesh Yadav said the comment wasn't meant for her.

15 Apr 2019

Sushma Swaraj

#AzamKhanRow: Draupadi being disrobed, says Swaraj; seeks Mulayam's response

On Monday, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj equated Samajwadi Party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav to Mahabharata's character Bhishma Pitamah. She asked him to respond to the derogatory remarks of Azam Khan.

15 Apr 2019

Samajwadi Party

Azam Khan makes "underwear" comment against Jaya Prada, sparks row

The usage of foul language during electioneering hit a new low yesterday when veteran Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Azam Khan made an "underwear" jibe, which the BJP said was made against actor Jaya Prada, fighting the Lok Sabha polls from Rampur against him.

15 Apr 2019

Samajwadi Party

Azam Khan sparks row with 'underwear' comment against Jaya Prada

Senior Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan on Sunday sparked a controversy after he allegedly made offensive remarks against actor-turned-politician Jaya Prada.

04 Apr 2019

Samajwadi Party

Recalling Azam Khan's "attacks", Jaya Prada breaks down at rally

Actor-turned-politician Jaya Prada got emotional on Wednesday while addressing the crowd in Rampur of Uttar Pradesh.

11 Mar 2018

Samajwadi Party

Azam Khan's fierce response to Jaya Prada's 'Khilji' jibe

Furious over Jaya Prada for likening him to evil Sultan Alauddin Khilji of 'Padmaavat, Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan has sniped back at the actor-turned-politician.

11 Aug 2017

Samajwadi Party

SP leader Azam Khan's son guilty of faking date-of-birth

Samajwadi Party found itself in the middle of yet another controversy, and could be staring at the possibility of losing the UP Assembly membership of former Cabinet minister Azam Khan's son- MLA Abdullah Azam Khan.

15 May 2017

Samajwadi Party

Azam Khan in trouble- UP orders probe into funds' misuse

The Uttar Pradesh government has directed a probe into the alleged diversion of PWD funds into a private college owned by former Samajwadi Party minister Azam Khan.

12 Dec 2016


What are Delhiites upto this Monday?

Riding in metro and drinking in public will no longer be an easy affair.