Video: Mulayam is 'Bhism Pitamah' and Jaya Prada 'Draupadi': Sushma Swaraj urges him to save Jayaprada's dignity

New Delhi, News24 Bureau, April 15: Union Minister and BJP leader Sushma Swaraj on Monday sought Mulayam's response on the 'Khaki underwear' comment made by his party leader Azam Khan against film actor and Rampur BJP candidate Jaya Prada.
Swaraj said this in as many words as she tweeted, "Mulayam Bhai - You are the father figure of Samajwadi Party. In front of you, Draupadi is being disrobed in Rampur. Do not make the mistake of being silent like [email protected] Smt. Jaya Bhaduri, Mrs.Dimple Yadav.



Swaraj has 'Bhishma's' response on Azam's khaki undie remark: Drawing a comparison between mythological character Bhishma Pitahmah and Samajwadi Party (SP) founder Mulayam Singh Yadav,
Referring to Draupadi's cheer-haran (disrobing) - a scene from epic Mahabharata in which Pandavas lost a bet to their usurping cousins - Swaraj appealed to Mulayam to not remain silent on the matter.



Khan, while addressing a poll campaign rally in his parliamentary constituency Rampur 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."


National Commission for Women (NCW) sends a notice to SP leader Azam Khan over his remark 'main 17 din mein pehchan gaya ki inke niche ka underwear khaki rang ka hai', he made in Rampur (UP) yesterday.

NCW Chairperson Rekha Sharma reacted on Azam Khan's remark 'main 17 din mein pehchan gaya inke niche ka underwear khaki rang ka hai' thus, "He's always talking dirty about women and in this election it's the 2nd remark he gave against woman politician. NCW has taken suo-motu cognizance&we're sending him notice.


She further added, "We are also writing to EC to take strict action against him because he has to learn this lesson now. It's high time, he has to stop this. Women are not sex objects. I think, women voters should vote against such kind of people who are treating women in such way."

Jaya Prada also came out with a stoic reaction on Azam Khan's remark, "It isn't new for me,you might remember that I was a candidate from his party in'09 when no one supported me after he made comments against me.I'm a woman and I can't even repeat what he said.I don't know what I did to him that he is saying such things."

She further added, "He shouldn't be allowed to contest elections. Because if this man wins, what will happen to democracy? There'll be no place for women in society. Where will we go? Should I die, then you'll be satisfied? You think that I'll get scared & leave Rampur? But I won't leave."



In 2009, things had turned sour between Azam Khan and Jaya Prada as he  former was angry over Amar Singhs influence on her, and Khan held Singh responsible for what he termed a disastrous tie-up between Mulayam Singh and Kalyan Singh.


Khan blocked Jaya Pradas ticket but ended up being expelled from the SP for anti-party activities. Jaya Prada won, albeit with a lesser margin of 31,000 votes, thanks to Khan actively working to ensure her defeat.


Khan, while addressing a poll campaign rally in his parliamentary constituency Rampur 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 SP leader said he would withdraw his candidature from the ongoing polls if proved guilty.