Azam Khan’s controversial remark against Jaya Prada sparks outrage

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Senior Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Azam Khan made controversial remark against actor turned politician and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate Jaya Prada on Sunday which sparked outrage against Khan.

Reacting on the remark, Jaya Prada on Monday said that Azam Khan should not be allowed to contest elections.

Jaya further said, “if Azam wins, what will happen to democracy? There will be no place for women in society. Where will we go?”

Khan made controversial remark while speaking at an election rally in Rampur on Sunday, from where he is fighting the Lok Sabha polls against Jaya Prada.

Khan had said, “Someone that I mentored personally and brought to Rampur, someone who led you as a leader for 10 years, you took 17 years to identify but I recognised in just 17 days that even the underwear beneath is coloured khakhi”.

Senior BJP leader Sushma Swaraj took to Twitter and asked Mulayam Singh Yadav not to make the “mistake” of staying silent just like Pitamah Bhishma, when Draupadi was disrobed by Duryodhana in Mahabharata.

Clarifying on the remark, Khan said that he did not name anyone, Khan said that he would withdraw his candidature from the ongoing polls if proven guilty.

He further said, “I was a nine-time MLA from Rampur and been a minister. I know what to say.”

Khan also accused the media of misinterpreting his comments.

Meanwhile National Commission for Women (NCW) has sent a notice to Azam Khan over his alleged remark on Sunday.