Azam Khan booked for derogatory remarks; Jaya Prada urges voters to teach him a lesson

Azam Khan booked for derogatory remarks; Jaya Prada urges voters to teach him a lesson

Rampur, With authorities registering an FIR against the controversial Samajwadi Party candidate from Rampur Mohammad Azam Khan, for his derogatory remarks against the BJP candidate Jaya Prada, the latter has strongly reacted to the alleged objectionable remarks against her by Mr Khan in presence of SP president Akhilesh Yadav. "I am not able to tolerate the language he has used against me," Jaya Prada told reporters here on Monday and urged the people to fight against him by not giving any votes in Khan's favour in the general election. "If you consider me your sister, I am urging you to fight against Azam Khan. When you vote on April 23, ensure he doesn't get any vote," Jaya Prada, who is BJP candidate from Rampur, said. Meanwhile the Rampur district authorities have registered an FIR under section 509 of the IPC and section 125 of the RP Act at Sahabad police station on late Sunday night.

However, Azam Khan has categorically denied making any derogatory remarks against Jaya Prada and also issued a clarification saying, "I have said that people took time to know real face in reference to a man once said that he brought 150 rifles with him and if he sees Azam, he would have shot him dead. My leaders also did a mistake. Now, it has been revealed that he has an RSS pant on his body.". "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," he added. Khan also claimed that he was misinterpreted by the media. Meanwhile, National Commission for Women (NCW) Chairperson Rekha Sharma has said that the panel will be sending a show cause notice to Khan for his alleged remarks. Rampur is sl;ated to got to polls in third phase on April 23 where campaigning is on its peak.

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