Uttar Pradesh Lok Sabha Elections

NCW Chief Rekha Sharma Demands EC Action On Azam Khan: 'It Is Disgraceful To Call Them Neta; Sent Letter To EC To Bar Him From Polls'

Written By Navashree Nandini | Mumbai | Published:


  • National Commission for Women Chairperson Rekha Sharma termed Khan's remarks against the actor as 'extremely disgraceful' and sends letter to EC to cancel his nomination
  • SP leader Azam Khan has stoked a controversy with a jibe against film actor and BJP candidate Jaya Prada

Reacting to SP leader Azam Khan's disgraceful comment on BJP candidate Jaya Prada who is fighting the Lok Sabha Elections 2019 from Rampur in Uttar Pradesh against him, Rekha Sharma, the Chairperson of the National Commission for Women, has condemned the remark and demanded the cancellation of his nomination. She also said that the panel has sent a show cause notice to the leader. 

Speaking to Republic TV, Rekha Sharma expressed her disgust and said that 'it is a misfortune for us that we have to call them our neta.'

"This is not the first time when he has made such kind of remarks, he is habitual, he is always talking about women in such kind of language. In fact in the past he has used such language for a rape victim. We have been giving notices to him and this is the second notice in this election we have been sending him. That is why we have written to the Election Commission (EC). They have the right to debar him from contesting elections and they must do it, Sharma said. 

Informing about the letter the Commission has sent to Azam Khan she said: 

"Men like him think women are sex objects. We have sought an explanation from him but I don't think he will respond. EC should give debar him from contesting and women should not vote for him as nothing can be more disgraceful and disgusting than this. Party supremo should take action against the leader."

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 take a underwear jibe on her. 

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The Commission in the letter has sought an explanation from Khan declaring that comments made by him are derogatory, sexist, extremely offensive, unethical and shows disrespect towards the dignity of women.

When asked that if she expects action from a party whose supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav had infamously and shamefully made a 'boys will be boys' remark over rape, Sharma said she will not talk about one party or go in the past, but that she wants the EC to take strict action.

Sharma on Sunday had called out the leader for his abusive remark and had said that the NCW takes a suo moto cognizance of the issue.

Meanwhile an FIR has also been registered against the Azam Khan for his lewd comment.