Azam Khan is back to traumatize Jayaprada. Once again he was caught of making an indscent remark about her and this time he is facing the music.
Samajwadi Party candidate Azam Khan, caught on camera making disgusting comments while railing against his BJP rival Jaya Prada in Uttar Pradesh’s Rampur constituency.
Being confronted he denied taking any name and announced that he would not contest of he could be proven that he had taken names of Jaya Prada.
In an election meeting, he said, “…the underwear beneath is of the khakhi colour.” A First Information Report or FIR has been filed against him in Rampur for “insulting” the modesty of a woman.
“I will not contest the polls if proven guilty…I haven’t named or insulted anyone and I know what I should say,” Azam Khan told news agency ANI on the crude remarks at an election rally on Sunday. “I was a nine-time MLA from Rampur and have been a minister. I know what to say,” the SP leader said in a retreat following outrage and condemnation of his comments.
The SP leader had said on Sunday, “…I want to ask you, should politics stoop so low? 10 years the person sucked the blood of Rampur , I held that person’s finger and brought the person to Rampur. I made her familiar with the streets of Rampur . I didn’t let anyone touch her. No dirty words were used. You made the person your representative for 10 years . But what is the difference between you and me. Rampur waalon , Hindustan waalon , uski asliyat samajhne main aapko 17 baras lag gaye (understanding the person’s real face you took 17 years). I realised in 17 days, that the underwear beneath is of the khakhi colour.”
Azam Khan’s remarks were widely interpreted as targeted at Jaya Prada, who last week alleged that she left Rampur after her “indecent images” were circulated and attempts were made to attack her with acid.
“I told Mulayam Singh Ji that my indecent images are being circulated in Rampur, save me. But no politician tried to save me,” Jaya Prada claimed. She broke down alleging, “I left Rampur and active politics because they tried to attack me with acid.” Later composing herself, she continued: “For the first time, I have the strength of the BJP behind me. I don’t want to cry like before. I have the right to live, and I will, to serve you.”
Meanwhile, Union Minister Sushma Swaraj, condemning Azam Khan urged the party’s Mulayam Singh Yadav “not to stay silent at the disrobing of the Draupadi of Rampur”. Azam Khan had, while attacking the actor-turned-politician at a rally on Sunday, said “…the underwear beneath is khaki.”