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Azam Khan Says He Is The 'Fittest Man' To Become The Prime Minister

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ALLAHABAD, INDIA MARCH 2: Samajwadi Party leader Mohammad Azam Khan addresses the 'Desh Banao, Desh Bachao' rally at Parade Ground on March 2, 2014 in Allahabad, India. UP CM Akhilesh Yadav said his government had undertaken several welfare schemes which are now being aped by other state governments. Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav attacked on the Narendra Modi, blaming him for the 2002 communal riots in Gujarat. He said BJP and AAP are holding rallies to compete with each other. But the biggest rally is ours in Allahabad. (Photo by Sheeraz Rizvi/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

Samajwadi Party leader and Uttar Pradesh minister Azam Khan is shooting his mouth off, again. This time, he has claimed that he is the "fittest person" to be Prime Minister of India.

"I am the fittest person to become the Prime Minister of the country and I aspire to be the Prime Minister," Khan told journalists. "If Narendra Modi resigns and all MPs elect me the Prime Minister, it will send a good message across the country and India will progress each passing day. When the time comes, Mulayam Singh will propose my name."

He has also re-ignited an old issue — of Modi's photo cropping up on Google when one searches for "world's top 10 criminals". "If Modiji can be the Prime Minister, then why can't I? Have you seen in Google whose name is there in world's ten top criminals? I have not said this. It is the Prime Minister's name," Khan said.

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Khan has since been getting trolled on Twitter for his comments, calling him a "joke".

Meanwhile, Khan said he would be "insulted" if he was made deputy chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, and had removed posters in Lucknow that called for his elevation.

"You are insulting me," he told journalists. "I want to be become the Prime Minister and I deserve to hold the post. That's why I have removed posters of me becoming deputy chief minister."

(with agency inputs)

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