Responding to BJP's Rampur candidate Jaya Prada's allegations that 'her indecent photos were circulated', SP leader and Jaya Prada's main rival for the Rampur seat, Azam Khan has said on Sunday that all accusations were baseless.
"I vowed on my late mother that these accusation are false," said Khan.
Recounting his history with the then SP MLA Jaya Prada, he said that he had mentored her- "an outsider", and today she was only accusing him of such lewd behaviour.
"I have not changed boats. The one whose finger I held and had familiarized the streets of Rampur (referring to Jaya Prada) and the one whom you had voted for. I had vouched for her, an outsider while asking your votes, she has leveled all kinds of accusations on me. Such bad and baseless allegations of madness and indecency," he added.
While addressing a gather in Rampur on Saturday, Jaya Prada had said that no politician had protected her when he indecent photos were circulated in Rampur causing her to leave the town.
"Azam Khan sahib, tell me, I called you brother, but you have insulted me by calling me a dancer. Do our brothers ever look at us in such a way? I have been attacked. But no one even made an effort to help me here. I even told the honourable Mulayam Singh Ji, that my indecent photos are being circulated in Rampur, save me. Protect me. But in Rampur, there was not one politician who tried to save me. So I had to leave Rampur."
Earlier in an exclusive interview with R.Bharat on Wednesday, aboard the R.Bharat bus, she had detailed her traumatic experience with the current Rampur MLA Azam Khan.
"Inspite being a ruling MLA in 2009, I could not stay in Rampur after working for the whole day. Immediately, I would get a call from Azam Khan saying 'If you stay here (government guest house), your house will be bulldozed. Even for eating meals, I could not avail the guest house. I would eat in my car or in some constituent's house. I used to roam 12 villages and used to return to the hotel at midnight. They always told me there was no room," she said.
Rampur is set to vote in the third phase of the Lok Sabha polls on April 23. The 2019 Lok Sabha Elections will be held from April 11 to May 19 in seven phases, with the counting of votes scheduled for May 23.