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If this man wins, there'll be no place for women in society: Jaya Prada on Azam Khan's derogatory remarks

File photo of Jaya Prada. Photograph:( ANI )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Apr 15, 2019, 10.46 AM (IST)

Reacting to Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan’s objectionable comment against herself actor-turned-politician Jaya Prada on Monday said that Azam Khan shouldn't be allowed to contest Lok Sabha Elections as there’ll be no place for women in society if he wins.

“It isn’t new for me. You might remember that I was a candidate from his party in 2019 when no one supported me after he made comments against me. I’m a woman and I can’t even repeat what he said. I don’t know what I did to him that he is saying such things…He shouldn’t be allowed to contest elections. Because if this man wins, what will happen to democracy? There’ll be no place for women in society. Where will we go? Should I die, then you’ll be satisfied? Do you think that I’ll get scared & leave Rampur? But I won’t leave,” she was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.

Earlier on Sunday during a rally Azam Khan said that “I brought her (Jaya Prada) 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 underpants”.

An FIR has also been registered against Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan for making objectionable remarks against actor-turned-politician Jaya Prada, who is fighting the Lok Sabha polls from Rampur against Khan.

Meanwhile, National Commission for Women (NCW) has sent a notice to SP leader over his remark. 

National Commission for Women Chairperson Rekha Sharma termed Khan's below-the-belt remarks against the actor as "extremely disgraceful".

Jaya Prada had won the Rampur Lok Sabha seat in 2004 and 2009 on a Samajwadi Party ticket, but she was expelled on account of alleged anti-party activities in 2010. She joined the BJP last month.

The election to 80 Lok Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh is scheduled to be conducted in all seven phases. Eight seats in the state went to the polls in the first phase on 11 April. The final phase of voting will take place on 19 May. The results will be announced on 23 May.

(With inputs from agencies)

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An FIR has also been registered against Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan for making objectionable remarks against actor-turned-politician Jaya Prada, who is fighting the Lok Sabha polls from Rampur against Khan.