A case has been registered against Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan after he was caught on camera making disgusting remarks allegedly against BJP candidate Jaya Prada while holding a rally in Uttar Pradesh’s Rampur constituency.
The usage of foul language during electioneering hit a new low Sunday when veteran SP leader Azam Khan made a “khaki underwear” jibe against Jaya Prada.
Without naming the actor, who is fighting as a BJP candidate from Rampur, Khan told the gathering in an election rally there “… you got represented (by her) for 10 years. (aapne das saal apna pratinidhitwa karwaya)”.
“People of Rampur, people of Uttar Pradesh and people of India, it took you 17 years to understand her reality. But, I could recognize it in 17 days that she wears a khaki underwear. (Rampur waalo, Uttar Pradesh waalo, Hindustan waalo, usski asliyat samajhne mein aapko 17 baras lag gaye. Main 17 dinon mein pehchaan gaya ki inke neeche kaa jo underwear hai, woh khaki rang kaa hai), said Khan.
The video of Khan’s purported speech was also doing the rounds on various social media platforms.
Construing Khan’s remark as having made against Jaya Prada, BJP’s state unit spokesperson Chandramohan told PTI, “It’s a very obnoxious and shameful remark.”
“The level of politics cannot fall lower than this,” said the BJP spokesperson.
This remark by Azam Khan reveals the actual face of the Samajwadi Party in which he is expressing his real thoughts about women oblivious of all dignity,” said Chandramohan.
The BJP also asked BSP supremo Mayawati to make her stand clear on “this indecent remark against Jaya Prada.”
National Commission for Women Chairperson Rekha Sharma too construed Khan’s remarks as having been made against the actor and termed the same as “extremely disgraceful”. She said the women panel will be sending a show cause notice to Khan.
Meanwhile, speaking to ANI, Khan said that he will not the contest the Lok Sabha polls if proved guilty.
Last week Jaya Prada had alleged that she left Rampur after her “indecent images” were circulated and attempts were made to attack her with acid.
Jaya Prada had won the Rampur Lok Sabha seat in 2004 and 2009 on a Samajwadi Party ticket but later she was expelled for alleged anti-party activities in 2010. She joined the BJP last month.
Earlier in the month, a case was filed against the SP leader for allegedly making provocative remarks against four senior district officials after a complaint was filed by Congress leader Faisal Khan Lala.
Uttar Pradesh is voting for the 80 Lok Sabha seats in all seven phases.