NCW sends notice to Azam Khan on his over-the-belt remarks against Jaya Prada
New Delhi: Veteran SP leader Azam Khan has stoked a controversy with an "underwear" Jibe against film actor and BJP candidate Jaya Prada, fighting the Lok Sabha polls from Rampur against him.
National Commission for Women (NCW) has sent a notice to Khan over his remark 'main 17 din mein pehchan gaya ki inke niche ka underwear khaki rang ka hai', he made in yesterday.
NCW Chairperson Rekha Sharma had termed Khan's alleged below-the-belt remarks against the actor as "extremely disgraceful”.
Reacting to Khan's remarks, she had tweeted that the NCW would also be requesting the Election Commission to bar him from contesting elections.
Sharma reacted after taking cognisance of another tweet by a user, who had also uploaded a video of the SP leader's purported jibe. The video of Khan making the "abusive" remarks was also doing rounds on various social media platforms.
The tweet, which the NCW chairperson took note of quoted Khan as saying "Jaya Prada ke neeche ka underwear Khaki rang ka hai”.
Khan allegedly made the remarks while addressing a poll campaign rally at Rampur, which goes to polls on April 23 along with a total of 115 constituencies across 15 states in the third phase of the elections.
"Extremely disgraceful," said Sharma, reacting to Khan's remark.
"Azam Khan is always abusive and disrespectful towards women. The NCW will take suo motu cognisance and will send a notice to him. Will request Election Commission to bar him from contesting elections,” tweeted the NCW chairperson.
(With PTI inputs)