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Azam Khan's remarks on Jaya Prada show SP's thinking, culture: Adityanath

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Minister on Monday hit out at for his "objectionable remarks" against and BJP Jaya Prada, stating that the remarks made show his party's "thinking and culture."

Adityanath's response comes a day after Khan while addressing a rally, claimed that the wears "Khaki underwear."

"This shows the thinking and culture of The silence of (Akhilesh Yadav) and his ally Mayawati (supremo), who is also a woman, is surprising. This is very unfortunate," Adityanath said while speaking to ANI.

"Azam Khan's statement is extremely disrespectful and shows his cheap mindset," the Minister added.

for his below-the-belt remarks, of Textiles Smriti Irani, while speaking to ANI in Amethi, said: "Derogatory comments were being made on a woman and SP leaders were sitting silently. I urge them that has its own place and respect for women in has its own."

Senior Sheila Dikshit, too, condemned Khan's remarks. "This is highly condemnable, he owes an apology to women immediately. It is unacceptable, action should be taken against him," she added.

Earlier in the day, had said Khan should not be allowed to contest the elections. "He shouldn't be allowed to contest elections. Because if this man wins, what will happen to democracy? There will be no place for women in society," she said.

However, Khan, while speaking to ANI, said he did not name anyone and would withdraw his candidature from the ongoing polls if proved guilty.

Khan is contesting the polls from Rampur against

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

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First Published: Mon, April 15 2019. 14:25 IST