In a conversation with Editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami, an irked Jaya Prada lambasted Azam Khan and the Samajwadi Party bigwigs, deplored a mute Opposition made an appeal to 'sister' Mayawati to support her over Khan's crass 'khaki' remark.
She accused senior SP leader of taking a U-turn, refusing to accept his misconduct and pulled up the women in politics of maintaining silence.
She said, "I'd like to say that these people are experts at lying. Now they're taking a U-turn because people have started reacting to it. But isn't it true that Azam has said this, so now 'I didn't say this' how will that work? If he can't keep his tongue in control, then this is a mental disorder. You look at a woman, you think she is a naachnewali (dancer)"
"Mahagatbandhan is amid the elections now, Mayawati and Akhilesh maintain such enemity, they hated each other and now the two of them together formed an alliance to stop Modiji however today I am surprised that all women in politics are experts at keeping their voice on political arena but they are hesitant to support me today. Why?" she added.
Furthermore, the BJP leader accused Azam Khan and Akhilesh Yadav's SP of 'appeasing to Muslims', while making an appeal to ally Mayawati to withdraw her support from the Uttar Pradesh Gatbandhan.
He said, "They want to support Azam Khan for Muslim votes. Samajwadi Party wants the Muslim votes. So who is Jaya Prada? She is nobody. They don't need Jaya Prada for votes. The same thing happened in 2009 and I was thrown out of the party because against the will of Azam I won in Rampur and got them a seat but they did not consider that success because they don't want to upset Azam."
"Today Mayawati is supporting that party because they want to stop Modiji. Mayawati must remember she too was targeted in guest house incident. SP did the same thing to Mayawati at the guest house. At least Mayawati will support me this is what I expect, that she should not support Azam or the Gatbandhan. I appeal to Mayawati as a sister and woman, the attack that has happened on a younger sister. It is not an insult to Jaya Prada, but women across India. They attack women, call them names, and you expect them to safeguard women?" she added.
Addressing the plight of women in politics, Prada cited how politics has no space for women.
She said, "This is a very sad story. They say things to women 'naachene wali' and 'thumke wali', but there is no respect for women in the society.There is no space for women in politics."
Moreover painting a communal portrait she claimed how SP is appealing to the 'Muslim vote bank' and not bothered about Prada citing her Hindu religion.
She said, "The people will respond when the time arrives because you look at Rampur, the people are very angry. Modiji and Yogiji and even Sushmaji have given their statements. They don't want to upset Muslim votes because I am Hindu and Azam is Muslim they don't want to upset them."
"They want to suppress us, but they don't want to upset Azam because he dominated by sitting on the chest of Mulayam Singh Yadav. He's a leader, but if someone says anything against Jaya Prada, does an acid attack on her or she dies they don't care. This is what is politics, be it Priyanka Gandhi who is of a modern generation," she added.
Khan, who is in the fray from Rampur on the SP ticket, made the obnoxious remark in the presence of former chief minister Akhilesh Yadav and other senior party leaders, who were present on the dais.
"I brought her (Jaya Prada) to Rampur. You are a witness that I did not allow anyone to touch her body. It took you 17 years to identify her real face but I got to know in 17 days that she wears khaki underp****," said Khan while addressing an election rally here.
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