Day after khaki underwear remark, Azam Khan tells reporters come for your father funeral

Apr 16 2019 10:22AM

A day after Azam Khan landed in a major controversy over his sexist "khaki underwear" jibe against Jaya Prada, the leader made personal attacks at mediapersons asking him questions.

After attending the funeral of Rajya Sabha MP Munawwar Salim in Madhya Pradesh Vidisha, Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan was stopped by the media for questions.

An irate-looking Azam Khan lashed out at reporters and said, "Aap ke waalid ki maut mein aya tha main, aap ki waalid mar gaye to aya tha (Came here to attend the funeral of your father)".

The reporters were asking him questions on the mounting trouble that Azam Khan faces after his remarks against BJP leader Jaya Prada, with whom he has shared a longstanding rivalry.

On Sunday, Azam Khan took political rhetoric to a new low when he said, "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."

Azam Khan was speaking at a rally in Uttar Pradesh Rampur from where Jaya Prada is contesting against him for the Lok Sabha elections.

While the National Commission for Women (NCW) has taken note of the remarks and asked the Election Commission (EC) to take strong action against the Samajwadi Party leader.

NCW Chairperson Rekha Sharma in a letter to Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora cited two instances when Khan made offensive comments against Jaya Prada, who is fighting the Lok Sabha election against the SP leader from Uttar Pradesh Rampur seat.

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