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Aazam Khan stokes controversy with makes "underwear" jibe

Press Trust of India  |  Lucknow 

The usage of foul language during electioneering hit a new low Sunday when made an "underwear jibe", which the BJP said was made against Jaya Prada, fighting the polls from against him.

Without naming the actor, who is fighting as a BJP candidate from Rampur, Khan told the gathering in an election rally there "... you got represented (by her) for 10 years. (aapne das saal apna pratinidhitwa karwaya)".

"People of Rampur, people of 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. (waalo, 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), said Khan.

The video of Khan's purported speech was also doing the rounds on various

Construing Khan's remark as having made against Jaya Prada, BJP's told PTI, "It's a very obnoxious and shameful remark."

"The level of politics cannot fall lower than this," said the

This remark by reveals the actual face of the in which he is expressing his real thoughts about women oblivious of all dignity," said

The BJP also asked BSP supremo Mayawati to make her stand clear on "this indecent remark against "

Chairperson too construed Khan's remarks as having been made against the and termed the same as "extremely disgraceful".

She said the women panel will be sending a show cause notice to Khan.

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First Published: Mon, April 15 2019. 00:20 IST