Won't contest polls if proven guilty: Azam Khan on Jaya Prada remark
New Delhi : Senior SP leader Azam Khan is now facing heat from National Commission for Women over his one of the speeches allegedly targeting Jaya Prada. Reacting to it, he said he will not contest Lok Sabha Election 2019 if proven guilty.
The remark from Azam Khan came after NCW objected to his speech, saying it is disgraceful and will hand him over a show cause notice.
At a rally in Rampur on Sunday, Khan reportedly said, “I brought her 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 under****.”
While some said that the attack was on Jaya Prada who was once a part of Samajwadi Party but had later shifted her loyalties to Bharatiya Janata Party. Azam Khan retaliated to the claims and said he has not named anyone in the speech.
Clarifying more about it, he said, “I was talking about a man who had said he brought 150 rifles with him and if he saw Azam, he would shoot him dead. My leaders also made a mistake…”
Adding that there was no way he could’ve made a disparaging remark, Khan said, “I was a nine-time MLA from Rampur and been a minister. I know what to say. If anyone proves that I have named anyone and insulted anyone by name. If it is proved, I will step back from the elections.”
The election for 80 Lok Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh is scheduled to be conducted in all seven phases. The results will be announced on May 23.