Uttar Pradesh police has registered an FIR, today, against the controversial Samajwadi Party candidate from Rampur Mohammad Azam Khan, for his derogatory ‘Khaki underwear’ remark against the BJP candidate Jaya Prada.
The BJP candidate also strongly reacted to the alleged objectionable remarks against her by Khan in presence of SP president Akhilesh Yadav. The FIR has been registered under section 509 of the IPC and section 125 of the RP Act at Sahabad police station on late Sunday night.
“I am not able to tolerate the language he has used against me,” Jaya Prada said emotionally earlier today and urged the people to fight against him by not giving any votes in Khan’s favour in the general election. “If you consider me your sister, I am urging you to fight against Azam Khan. When you vote on April 23, ensure he doesn’t get any vote,” she added.
Meanwhile, National Commission for Women (NCW) Chairperson Rekha Sharma has said that the panel has sent a show cause notice to Khan for his alleged remarks. She deplored that the alleged remarks made by him were “offensive, unethical and show disrespect towards the dignity of women”. She termed Khan’s below-the-belt remarks against the actor as “extremely disgraceful”.
Reacting to Khan’s alleged remarks, she tweeted that the NCW would also be requesting the Election Commission to bar him from contesting elections. Sharma took cognisance of another tweet by an user, who had uploaded a video of the SP leader’s purported jibe.
The video of Khan making the “abusive” remarks was doing rounds on various social media platforms. The tweet, which the NCW chairperson took note of quoted Khan as saying, “Jaya Prada ke neeche ka underwear Khaki rang ka hai.”
Khan allegedly made the remarks while addressing a poll campaign rally at Rampur, which goes to polls on April 23 along with a total of 115 constituencies across 15 states in the third phase of the elections.