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Shame: Yogi to Akhilesh, Mayawati on Aazam Khan's jibe against Jaya Prada

Press Trust of India  |  Lucknow 

UP Monday condemned Aazam Khan's "underwear jibe" allegedly targeting film Jaya Prada, saying it indicated the leader's "mean mindset" and "shamed" SP and BSP chiefs and for their silence over it.

"Shame!," said Adityanath, condemning Khan's remark and the two former chief ministers' silence over the jibe, in which told a poll rally in Rampur that "he knew in 17 days that she wears a khaki underwear".

"The mean and indecent remark against reflects the mean mindset and personality of Azam Khan," the said in tweet.

"The silence of over it is shameful indeed," said Adityanath.

"And the silence of Mayawati, despite her being a woman, indicates that for the sake of power, they are ready to do and put up with anything," he added.

"The common perception that the people have about the has been reiterated once again. An example in this regard has been presented by Azam Khan," Adityanath earlier told a TV channel, dubbing Khan as a man of "mean mindset and personality" for making the "indecent" remark.

Without naming the actor, who is fighting on a BJP ticket from Rampur, Khan had told the gathering in an election there on Sunday, "... 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. (Rampur 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 had also

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First Published: Mon, April 15 2019. 17:00 IST