Samajwadi party leader Azam Khan’s son Abdullah Khan has opened a new front by referring to the actress-turned-politician Jaya Prada as 'Anarkali'.
The remark come at a time when his father is already facing flak over his sexist jibes at his friend-turned-foe Jaya Prada. Last week, Azam faced a 72-hour election campaign ban for making derogatory remarks against Prada.
Though Abdullah did not directly name Jaya Prada, his comment was an apparent reference to the BJP candidate.
“Humein Ali bhi chahiye, bajrangbali bhi chahiye lekin Anarkali nahi chahiye. (We want Ali and Bajrangbali, but not Anarkali),” he said at an election rally in Rampur.
SP leader Abdullah Azam Khan (son of SP leader Azam Khan) in Rampur: Ali bhi humare, bajrangbali bhi humare. Humein Ali bhi chahiye, bajrangbali bhi chahiye lekin Anarkali nahi chahiye. (21.4.19) pic.twitter.com/geozRjwAej— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) April 22, 2019
On April 15, an FIR was lodged against Azam Khan for his “neeche ki underwear” remark allegedly made against Jaya Prada.
Azam Khan and Jaya Prada are pitted against each other in Rampur parliamentary constituency in Uttar Pradesh for Lok Sabha elections 2019.
Azam Khan made the remarks while addressing an election rally on Sunday (April 14)
"People of Rampur, people of Uttar Pradesh and people of India, it took you 17 years to understand her reality. But I could recognize it in 17 days that she wears a khaki underwear. (Rampur waalo, Uttar Pradesh waalo Hindustan waalo, usski asliyat samajhne mein aapko 17 baras lag gaye. Main 17 dinon mein pehchaan gaya ki inke neeche kaa jo underwear hai, woh khaki rang kaa hai),” Khan said.
After his “neeche ka underwear” comment Azam Khan attempted to defend himself by claiming that he was not referring to Jaya Prada.
Jaya Prada had registered victory from Rampur during 2004 and 2009 Lok Sabha elections. She had contested on a Samajwadi Party ticket. However, faction war within the Samajwadi Party created rift between her and Azam Khan. Jaya Prada was seen close to Amar Singh camp.