A case has been lodged against Samajwadi Party (SP) district unit president Firoz Khan for allegedly making sexist remarks against actor-turned-politician Jaya Prada.
Superintendent of Police Jamuna Prasad said the case was filed at the Hayat Nagar police station on Thursday night and an investigation had started.
According to media reports, Khan allegedly said Jaya Prada would “enthral the people of Rampur with her ghungaroos and thumkas”.
In a video that went viral on social and electronic media, Khan, seemingly referring to Jaya Prada, is heard saying, “Rampur ki shaamein rangeen ho jaayengi ab jab chunavi mahual chalega (Rampur’s evenings will turn colourful this election season).”
In a short video clip, Khan is heard saying “Rampur ki shaamein rangeen ho jaayengi ab jab chnavi mahaul chalega(Rampur’s evenings will turn colourful this election season), seemingly referring to Jaya Prada, who recently joined the BJP.
Khan got into damage control mode on Friday and alleged that his remarks had been distorted.
Taking note of Khan’s comments, the National Commission for Women had issued a notice to him on Thursday and sought an explanation from him.
Later, SP president Akhilesh Yadav had issued a statement saying, “No party worker should make indecent comments on women. The SP has always believed in respecting women.”