Days after Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Azam Khan landed in a controversy with his derogatory comments on BJP leader Jaya Prada, his son Abdullah on Monday made a disgraceful 'Ali-Bajrangbali-Anarkali' comment. Now, Jaya Prada has hit back saying 'like father, like son'.
Reacting to Abdullah's comment, the BJP leader said:
"Can't decide whether to laugh or cry, like father like son. Hadn't expected this from Abdullah. He's an educated man. Your father says 'I'm Amrapali' and you say 'I'm Anarkali,' Is that how you see women of society?"
Jaya Prada is contesting Lok Sabha election 2019 on a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ticket in Rampur where she faces off against former Samajwadi Party colleague Azam Khan. While Azam Khan was previously slammed for making derogatory statements while alleging Jaya Prada had always had links with RSS, his son Abdullah too has been at the forefront in unchecked verbal attacks.
"Rampur wants Ali as well as Bajrangbali but does not want Anarkali," he said at SP's final rally ahead of voting in the third phase.
Earlier, Azam Khan faced backlash over his lewd remark Jaya Prada. Azam Khan, 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."