Azamgarh : Firing a fresh salvo against Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik, cabinet minister Azam Khan today alleged that there is a ‘demand from Raj Bhawan’ for his dismissal for making comments against Naik in the state Assembly but the latter refuted the claim.

“There is a demand from Raj Bhavan to dismiss me. I want to ask what is my fault. Raj Bhavan has no right to play with democracy,” Khan told a gathering in Kannauj in the presence of Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav.

The Governor, however, said in Azamgarh that “I have never asked for dismissal of the minister (Khan). Journalists draw their own inference. I had sought the CD of the speech from the Speaker in which out of 60 lines 20 lines were removed. It shows that his behaviour was unparliamentary,” Naik said.          “The CM should take cognisance of such behaviour as he was present in the House,” he added.

On important bills getting held up in Raj Bhawan, Naik said the matter has been taken up with the Speaker and it is also in the knowledge of the Chief Minister.

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