A case has been registered against Actor-turned-politician and BJP’s Rampur candidate Jaya Prada, who was at the centre of a row over Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan’s sexist remarks, under section 171-G of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) for making personal statements against Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan and Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati for violating the Model Code of Conduct (MCC).
A case has been registered against Jaya Prada after she told a gathering in Rampur that the way Khan was commenting on her, the “unki x-ray jaisi aankhein aapke upar bhi kaha-kaha daal kar dekhengi (his X-rays like eyes will also stare at you).”. The case was registered on April 20 based on the comments made by Jaya Prada during an election rally on April 18.
The Election Commission had earlier cracked down on Khan and barred him from campaigning for 72 hours after his derogatory comments against the actor. Khan had told a gathering, “... you got represented (by her) for 10 years. (aapne das saal apna pratinidhitwa karwaya)”. People of Rampur, people of Uttar Pradesh and people of India, it took you 17 years to understand her reality. But, I could recognise it in 17 days that she wears a khaki underwear. (Rampur waalo, Uttar Pradesh 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).”