Ignoring the questions over his lewd remark on BJP candidate Jaya Prada who is contesting against him from Rampur, SP leader Azam Khan on Monday insulted the media persons when asked for an explanation.
The leader was stopped by mediapersons in Vidisha Madhya Pradesh where he was attending the last rites of former Rajya Sabha MP Munawwar Salim. On being asked to explain the disgraceful and distasteful comment he made earlier on Jaya Prada, Azam Khan said: "Mai aapke vaalid ki maut mein aaya tha" ( I had come on the death of your father).
Azam Khan on Sunday in a disgraceful comment said that it was he who brought Jaya Prada to Rampur and it took 17 years for people to identify her real face. He then went on to make completely inappropriate and indefensible comments, including a shameful 'khaki-undergarment' remark.
SP chief Akhilesh Yadav turned a blind eye, stating that Khan 'did not name anyone', and further batted for his party's ideology towards women.
He said, "Just now, Azam Khan gave a speech on the stage where he said that some people wear the RSS pants. He did not name anyone. The people of Samajwadi Party do not say such things about women and daughters."
Reacting to Azam Khan's remark, The National Commission of Women (NCW) wrote a letter to the Election Commission demanding it to debar Azam Khan from contesting the upcoming Lok Sabha election. Chairperson of the Commission, Rekha Sharma called it disgraceful and appealed all women to not vote for him.
The Election Commission has served a notice to Azam Khan. Taking cognisance of the crude 'khaki' remark by the SP leader who is also a serial offender, the poll body has sought a report. Earlier on Monday, the poll body imposed a 48-hour prohibition on Mayawati and 72-hour prohibition on Yogi Adityanath from campaigning with effect from 6 am on Tuesday, as a part of their punishment for their polarising statements ahead of the first phase of Lok Sabha elections.