Uttar Pradesh Police have lodged a complaint against Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan for his sexist remark against actor turned politician Jaya Prada.
While addressing a rally on Sunday, Khan said, “I brought her to Rampur. You are a witness that I did not allow anyone to touch her body. It took you 17 years to identify her real face but I got to know in 17 days that she wears khaki underwear.”
What’s even worse was that the remark was made in the presence of former UP CM Akhilesh Yadav and other senior party leaders. Azam Khan is contesting elections from a SP ticket for Lok Sabha seat, Rampur, against Bharatiya Janata Party’s candidate Jaya Prada.
On Monday, Khan clarified that he did not name anyone and added that he would withdraw his candidature from the ongoing polls if proved guilty. He accused the media of misinterpreting his comments.
Meanhwhile, Union Minister Sushma Swaraj condemned the comments, she tweeted, “Mulayam bhai (brother), you are the patriarch of the Samajwadi Party. The Draupadi of Rampur is being disrobed in front of you. Don’t make the mistake of staying silent like Bhishma.”
To whom the comments were targeted, Jaya Prada said, “Should I die? Then will you be satisfied? You think I’ll get scared and leave Rampur? But I won’t leave. He shouldn’t be allowed to contest elections. Because if this man wins, what will happen to democracy? There’ll be no place for women in society.”