Jayaprada accuses Azam Khan of launching a cheap campaign against herMay 11th, 2009 - 5:42 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 11 (ANI): Samajwadi party candidate from the Rampur Lok Sabha seat Jayaprada has accused her fellow SP leader Azam Khan of being involved in cheap campaigning against her, and added that she would take the matter to the Election Commission.
The actress-turned politician, who is seeking re-election from Rampur constituency in Uttar Pradesh, further alleged that Khan and his supporters had released CDs and posters that were not good in taste.
“I am yet to see the content of the CDs but the posters released by them are very bad in taste, damaging my reputation. I am approaching the Election Commission to check this sort of campaigning,” she said.
“This is not good. They want to demoralize woman’s pride by engaging in cheap campaigning,” she said adding that she has already approached the police on the issue.
Claiming that she considered Khan as her elder brother, Jayaprada said the senior SP leader was hell-bent upon spoiling her image.
“He is like my elder brother. But he is sullying my image by involving in cheap campaigning against me. His action is an insult to women,” she said.
When asked if Khan was indirectly hitting at Kalyan Singh by doing so, she said, “if that was the case then why he (Khan) is supporting Congress which was equally responsible for Babri Masjid demolition”.
“It is ethically and morally wrong on the part of the senior leader Khan for supporting the candidature of her opponent Noor Bano,” she added. (ANI)
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