Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev has taken down Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan over lewd comments against BJP leader Jaya Prada, extending support to the Election Commission's decision on a 72-hour prohibition on his election campaign starting from Tuesday.
Addressing a gathering on Tuesday, Baba Ramdev spoke in the matter, however not naming Azam Khan directly, and said that after the Election Commission's decision will put an end to the politics of dirty language. Adding that the Indian society does not accept disgraceful language against other people, he went on to suggest various topics of discussion to the SP leader.
"By taking this decision, EC' has stopped the politics of dirty words, fowl language. It should have been brought to a stop. No one should make such lewd comments. Talk about issues, values, talk about contributions and work, vision for the country. It is highly disgraceful to talk about other people with disgrace and Indian society does not accept it," Baba Ramdev said on being asked about Azam Khan;s objectionable comments against Jaya Prada.
Earlier on Tuesday, Republic TV Azam Khan on the Bhopal Airport, on the EC ban over his election campaigning. While the SP leader did not respond to the questions, he went on to lash out at the reporters, ignoring the questions on the ban.
"Why are you stopping my way? Will you teach me how to behave now? Is this the character of channels?" said Azam Khan responding to the questions on objectionable remarks against BJP leader Jaya Prada in public rally.
Meanwhile, Azam Khan has been barred from holding public meetings, public processions, public rallies, road shows and interviews, public utterances in media (print, electronic and social media) for 72 hours.
Along with the punishment, an FIR under Section 509 of IPC and Section 125 of Representation of the people Act, 1951 has also been lodged against the senior SP leader for his 'indecent' and 'repugnant' comment against Jaya Prada.