Rampur: Former Uttar Pradesh Minister and senior Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Azam Khan and Uttar Pradesh Minister of State Baldev Singh Aoulakh on Wednesday sparred over the latter's paln to hold "Janata Darbar" inside Mohammad Ali Jauhar University's Guest House.
The tussle between Khan and UP Minister of State Baldev Singh Aoulakh started when the latter expressed his resolve to hold a Janta Darbar in a guest house located in the premises of the varsity which is owned by the Samwadi Party leader.
Azam Khan at a meeting of party workers had yesterday said, "Those who wanted to see brooms in the hands of the minority children were shocked to see them getting quality education here. That's why they have decided to close it."
"But I will rather blow it up using dynamite than giving it up", he added.
Reacting to Khan's remarks, Aoulakh said that this matter would be brought to the notice of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and and a probe would be launched to find out what "arms and ammunition" the former minister possessed, according to PTI.
Aoulakh had reportedly said that as the university was constructed using government funds no one had the right to stop him from holding a Janata Darbar in its guest house.
Meanwhile, Khan's PRO Fasat Ali Khan Shanu said, "Government funds were allotted for the construction and management of the guest house and if anyone attempts to enter into the premises, it shall be deemed as transpassing".
Mohammad Ali Jauhar University is a private university established in 2006 by the Mohammad Ali Jauhar Trust in Rampur, Uttar Pradesh, recognised by University Grants Commission. Azam Khan is its Chancellor.