Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Azam Khan today clarified that he did not make any objectionable remarks against film actor and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate Jaya Prada, fighting the Lok Sabha elections from Rampur against him.
Azam Khan’s clarification came after he allegedly made an objectionable remark against Jaya Prada while addressing a poll campaign rally in Rampur.
“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,” Khan was quoted by ANI on Sunday.
Asserting that he did not name anyone, the Samajwadi leader told same agency that he would withdraw his candidature from the ongoing polls if proved guilty.
“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. Short is worn by men,” Khan said
“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.
Azam Khan also accused the media of misinterpreting his comments.
“I am disappointed. Media did not like me; I also did not like them. They have caused damage to the country,” he said.