Rampur: Film actor-turned-politician and Rampur BJP candidate Jaya Prada on Monday said Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Azam Khan’s “vulgar remarks” will not dissuade her from contesting polls from Rampur. She said Khan should not be allowed to fight the forthcoming elections.”
“If he (Khan) thinks I will leave Rampur due to his fear, his comments cannot deter me. And I will not leave Rampur,” Jaya told media persons here. “He shouldn’t be allowed to contest elections. Because if this man wins, what will happen to democracy? There will be no place for women in society.”
The BJP leader also said she will defeat Khan in the parliamentary elections, adding that this is not the first time he is making such remarks.
“Do you not have a mother, daughter or wife at home? Do you behave with them like this? Azam Khan sahib, you listen. I will fight and win the polls. I will tell you who is Jaya Prada after winning the elections,” said a visibly angry Jaya.
Jaya questions Akhilesh Yadav’s silence
Questioning SP chief Akhilesh Yadav’s silence on Khan’s remark, she said, “I consider Akhilesh as my younger brother. But what did he do when Azam was using these type of words against me?”
In Rampur, Khan had said on Sunday, “I brought her (Jaya Prada) to Rampur. You are a witness that I did not allow anyone to touch her body. It took you 17 years to identify her real face but I got to know in 17 days that she wears khaki underwear.”
However, the SP leader, later in the day, said he did not name anyone and would withdraw his candidature from the ongoing polls if proved guilty.