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FIR against Azam Khan for “neeche ka underwear” remark allegedly aimed at Jaya Prada

This is not the first time Azam Khan has made sexist remarks aimed at Jaya Parda. Azam Khan and Jaya Prada are pitted against each other in Rampur parliamentary constituency.

India TV News Desk Edited by: India TV News Desk New Delhi Updated on: April 15, 2019 14:58 IST
FIR against Azam Khan
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Azam Khan is contesting Lok Sabha elections for the first time.

An FIR was lodged against Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan for his “neeche ki underwear” remark allegedly made against actor-turned-politician 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 has said on Sunday.

Watch Azam Khan make controversial remark against Jaya Prada

After his “neeche ka underwear” comment Azam Khan attempted to defend himself by claiming that he was not referring to Jaya Prada.

“I was referring to a person in Delhi who is unwell, who had said, 'I came with 150 rifles and I would have shot Azam if I had seen him.' Talking about him, I said, 'it took a long time to know people and later it was found that he was wearing RSS shorts',” he claimed.

Azam Khan and Jaya Prada are former party colleagues turned bitter rivals.

This is not the first time Azam Khan has made misogynistic comments aimed at Jaya Prada.

He recently said that Jaya Prada was a “Naachne wali”

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.

Jaya Prada contested from Bijnor on a Rashtriya Lok Dal (IRLD) ticket during 2014 Lok Sabha elections. She suffered defeated.

Other leaders from the Samajwadi Party have also made sexist comments against her. Feroze Khan, a close aide of Azam Khan recently said that Jaya Prada with enthral people of Rampur with her “ghungroos” and “thumkas”. Feroze Khan was pulled up by National Commission for Women.