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Jaya Prada Challenges Election of Azam Khan From UP's Rampur

File photos of Azam Khan and Jaya Prada

File photos of Azam Khan and Jaya Prada

In the petition, it has been alleged that at the time of the election Khan was chancellor of the Mohammad Ali Jauhar University, which is a post of profit.

Allahabad: Actor-turned-politician Jaya Prada Friday filed a petition in the Allahabad High Court challenging the election of Azam Khan, who won the Lok Sabha polls from Uttar Pradesh's Rampur seat.

In the petition, it has been alleged that at the time of the election Khan was chancellor of the Mohammad Ali Jauhar University, which is a post of profit.

The second allegation in the petition is that during the election process, Khan made religious appeals to garner votes, which amounts to bad practice.

The petition was presented in the registry of the court and will be placed before the Chief Justice for the nomination of a bench to hear the case.

At the time of filing of the petition, Jaya Prada along with Amar Singh was present before the registry of the court. ​

first published:July 05, 2019, 19:12 IST