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Swaraj seeks 'Bhishma Pitahmah' Mulayam's response on Azam Khan's 'Khaki underwear' remark

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Drawing a comparison between mythological character Bhishma Pitahmah and (SP) founder Mulayam Singh Yadav, and BJP leader on Monday sought Mulayam's response on the 'Khaki underwear' comment made by his against and BJP candidate

Referring to Draupadi's cheer-haran (disrobing) - a scene from epic Mahabharata in which Pandavas lost a bet to their usurping cousins - Swaraj appealed Mulayam to not remain silent on the matter.

"Mulayam Bhai - You are the father figure of In front of you, Draupadi is being disrobed in Do not make the mistake of being silent like Bhishma@yadavakhilesh Smt.Jaya Bhaduri, Mrs.Dimple Yadav," she tweeted in Hindi.

Khan, while addressing a poll campaign rally in his parliamentary constituency on Sunday, had said, "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 underwear."

However, asserting that he did not name anyone, the said 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 told ANI on Sunday.

"I was a nine-time MLA from Rampur and been a 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.

Khan also accused the media of misinterpreting his comments.

The had won the Rampur seat in 2004 and 2009 on SP ticket but was later expelled on account of alleged anti-party activities in 2010. She had joined the BJP last month.

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, and counting of votes will take place on May 23.

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First Published: Mon, April 15 2019. 09:43 IST
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