Azam Khan made a remark against Jaya Prada while addressing a rally in Uttar Pradesh’s Rampur.
An FIR was filed against Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan on Monday for his alleged ‘khaki underwear’ remark directed at actor-turned politician Jaya Prada.
On Sunday, the SP leader made the purported remark at an election rally in Rampur, where Jaya Prada is pitted against him on a BJP ticket in the Lok Sabha elections.
Mr Khan, however, claimed he didn’t refer to Jaya Prada in his speech, and said he will not contest the elections if proven guilty.
“I haven’t named anyone. I know what I should say. If anyone can prove that I have named anyone anywhere and insulted anyone, then I’ll not contest elections,” he told news agency ANI.
Responding to the statement, Jaya Prada said Mr Khan shouldn’t be allowed to contest elections.
“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. Where will we go? Should I die, then you’ll be satisfied? You think that I’ll get scared & leave Rampur? But I won’t leave,” she was quoted as saying by ANI.
Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan claimed he made the remarks in the context of a “man” who had apparently said that “he brought 150 rifles with him” and if he sees Azam Khan, he would shoot him.
FIR Lodged Against Samajwadi Party Leader Azam Khan
The police have lodged an FIR against Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan for his objectionable ‘khaki underwear’ comment against actor-turned politician Jaya Prada.