New Delhi: Following his father foot steps Abdullah – son of SP leader Azam Khan took an apparent jibe against Jaya Prada, who is contesting Lok Sabha election 2019 on a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ticket in Rampur. Referring the actress-turned-politician as ‘Anarkali’, Abdullah said that the BJP leader would be rejected by people in Rampur parliamentary constituency.
“Ali bhi humare, bajrangbali bhi humare. Humein Ali bhi chahiye, bajrangbali bhi chahiye lekin Anarkali nahi chahiye. (Rampur wants Ali as well as Bajrangbali but does not want Anarkali),” Azam Khan’s son said making a veiled attack on Jaya Prada’s Bollywood past and Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath.
Reacting sharply to his comment, the veteran Bollywood actress said,”Hadn’t expected this from Abdullah. Can’t decide whether to laugh or cry, like father like son. He’s an educated man. Your father says ‘I’m Amrapali’ and you say ‘I’m Anarkali,’ Is that how you see women of society?”
Earlier when the Election Commission barred Azam Khan from poll campaigning for 72 hours, the SP leader’s son gave the panel’s decision a religious angle. Abdullah asked the poll panel if his father was barred from campaigning because of his religion. “You banned him from election campaigning only because he is a Muslim? No notice was given before imposition of the ban, rightful procedure was not followed,”Abdullah Khan claimed.
The EC had banned Azam Khan for making derogatory remarks on Jaya Prada. Addressing a rally, Khan had 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 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).
Rampur goes to polls in the third phase of Lok Sabha elections on April 23. The counting of votes will take place on May 23.