Samajwadi Party’s National General Secretary Azam Khan, who was commenting on BJP candidate Jaya Prada, has now reversed his statement. Azam Khan said in an interview that his talk has been presented incorrectly. He said that no one has been named in the statement; if he is proved guilty then he will not fight for election.
Azam Khan had commented on the BJP candidate without saying the name in the presence of former Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav in the public meeting in Shahabad on Sunday.
“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,” Azam Khan said.
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has compared Mulayam Singh Yadav to Draupadi’s Cherharan, saying that he would not make the mistake of silence like Bhishma Pitamah. Against Azam, an FIR has been filed against Azam Khan in Shahbad police station of Rampur, and the woman commission has also announced to send the notice.
NCW chairperson Rekha Sharma termed Khan’s alleged below-the-belt remarks against the actor as “extremely disgraceful” and said the women panel will be sending a show cause notice to him.
Reacting to Khan’s remarks, she tweeted that the NCW would also be requesting the Election Commission to bar him from contesting elections.