In a relentless attack against Jaya Prada, Abdullah Khan, son of Samajwadi leader Azam Khan has opened a new front by referring to the actress-turned-politician as 'Anarkali' saying that she would be rejected by people in Rampur parliamentary constituency. While he did not directly name Jaya Prada, Abdullah's remark was seen as a jibe at the BJP candidate.
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."
The Election Commission had sent notice to Samajwadi Party's Azam Khan for his "highly objectionable" speeches in various parts of Rampur during the Lok Sabha elections. The poll body had said that the leader has made several objectionable statements during the period of April 7-12, 2019 and has asked him to explain the statements.
The poll body had asked the Khan to submit his explanation within 24 hours of the receipt of the notice, failing which it will take action against him.
"Your explanation shall be submitted within 24 hours of the receipt of this Notice, failing which the Commission shall take a decision without further reference to you," the notice read.