Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav had earlier alleged that BJP workers misbehaved with his party candidate Ritu Singh and her proposer Anita Yadav in Lakhimpur Kheri.
Since Azam is in the Sitapur jail in another case, CBI judge Manoj Pandey directed the jail superintendent to ensure his appearance through video-conferencing on Monday (July 19).
The arrested accused were identified as Pankaj alias Paare, Aarif Khan, Chandra Prakash, Deepak Valmiki and Madhukar Singh, residents of Sultanganj Pulia locality.
She alleged the BJP deployed money and muscle power, misused the State machinery, similar to what the SP did when it was in power.
A few months ago, Yadav had stoked controversy by saying that he would not get himself injected with a "BJP vaccine" against coronavirus.
The 72-year-old Rampur Lok Sabha MP and his son (30) were admitted to the Medanta Hospital on May 9.
Samajwadi Party chief also highlighted the issue of teachers dying during panchayat poll duty in the state.
The state police had on Sunday registered a case against 10 people, including a newly-elected chairperson of zila panchayat, for allegedly indulging in indecent sloganeering against the minister.
In the present FIR, in which 16 officials, including chief engineers, and 173 contractors are accused, the CBI has alleged that 30 notices inviting tenders have come under the scanner.
The unopposed election of the SP candidate for the post of chairperson of district panchayat in Etawah could only happen due to uncle Shivpal’s tacit support to his nephew led to party’s candidate.
UP assembly polls: Akhilesh Yadav not to align with big players but open to tie-ups with small parties
This announcement by the ex-UP CM raised the possibility of patch up with his uncle and ex-UP cabinet minister Shivpal Singh Yadav, who since 2018 has his own party, the PSP.
Akhilesh asserted that the revolution will be against the current 'disruptive' and 'negative' politics during the Assembly elections scheduled in 2022.
Yadav said in Balrampur, the SP candidate was kept on house arrest and her nomination papers were snatched.
The BSP will be contesting the Assembly elections to be held in UP and Uttarakhand alone, and will not be entering into any alliance with anyone, Mayawati said in a tweet.
Reports suggested that party's nominees in many places not turning up for filing their nomination papers for the post of zila panchayat chairman behind the drastic move.