Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath launched a scathing attack at SP leader Azam Khan over his disgraceful comments against BJP candidate Jaya Prada, who is fighting the Lok Sabha Elections 2019 from Rampur in Uttar Pradesh against him in the election.
Terming the comments made by Azam Khan as "shocking", Yogi Adityanath also called out BSP supremo Mayawati for her silence in the matter.
"It is quite shocking and sad that Mayawati is quiet in the matter. We started an anti-Romeo squad after coming to power in Uttar Pradesh for such people who make lewd comments against women. After that, we took the decision to induct 20 percent women into the police force, for which the proceeding is going in full form. Azam Khan's remarks are disgraceful and it shows bad thinking. His statements prove another point in the perspective of the common man for the Samajwadi Party," said the Uttar Pradesh CM lashing out at Azam Khan.
Earlier, Union Minister Smriti Irani had also hit out at SP leader, saying that it is shameful that people have stooped down to such low level in politics. Speaking to media, Smriti Irani said that politics and respect for women are two different things and must be kept apart.
"Lewd comments were being made on a woman and all the leaders of Samajwadi Party were sitting idle on the stage. They were listening quietly to whatever was being said. They must know that politics and respect for women are two different things. Today, people who were sitting idle and did not break their silence on such a lewd comment will have to give their answer to the society, that is politics greater than a woman's dignity and respect in current times."
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.
Taking cognisance of the comments made by Azam Khan, the National Commission of Women has also written a letter to the Election Commission demanding to debar the SP leader from contesting the upcoming Lok Sabha election.