I am BJP’s item girl, party fought UP elections focusing on me: Azam Khan

"I am BJP's item girl, they don't have anyone else to talk about. They even fought elections here (Uttar Pradesh) focusing on me," ANI quoted him as saying on Thursday.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published:June 29, 2017 12:34 pm
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Under fire from the BJP for his controversial remarks against the Army, Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan on Thursday said it seemed he was the ruling party’s “item girl”. “I am BJP’s item girl, they don’t have anyone else to talk about. They even fought elections here (Uttar Pradesh) focusing on me,” ANI quoted him as saying on Thursday.

Earlier, Khan, while addressing party men at the SP office in Rampur on Tuesday, alleged that “those ruling the country want to adopt the route of bullet rather than the ballot”, claiming that women “dahshatgardon” (terrorists) were chopping off the private parts of security personnel (“fauj”) to send across a “strong message”, which should leave the entire country “ashamed”.  “Look at what happened in Punjab, Kashmir, Arunachal, Assam, Bengal and Jharkhand,” he said. A video clip of his speech is doing the rounds of social media.

The BJP lambasted Khan, saying his remarks on the Army would lower their morale. “It’s condemnable. It has become a fashion for some leaders to make statements showing the Armed Forces in poor light. Azam Khan is a habitual offender in this. This kind of atmosphere is not good for the country. The Congress, CPI(M) and SP have made such attacks on the morale of the Army earlier also,” he said.

However, Khan said he did not intend to demoralise the Armed Forces. “The statement has come out of the pain that I feel in my heart. It is being projected in a wrong manner. I would never demoralise the security forces… I was the first to question the Prime Minister’s visit to Pakistan after an Indian soldier was beheaded. But what I have said is a fact,” he said.

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    aajamchut
    Jul 1, 2017 at 10:16 pm
    kahi kisi ne aajam ki ka-at li hai kya? bechara kaisa tadap raha hai
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      Kash40
      Jun 29, 2017 at 10:59 pm
      An established savage/uncivilized chap.Nothing better can be expected of such a guy. He had days while muslim appeasing govts. were in power. Now people have understood the bluff dynasty outfits both Congress/ SP. Well Mayawati is no more in the reckoning despite the fake dalit atrocities.
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        reallity
        Jun 29, 2017 at 10:05 pm
        mulla have become item girl. that is the reality, that was the reality. that will be the reality. mulla telling by self only the reality.
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          romi
          Jun 29, 2017 at 9:02 pm
          with SP no longer in power Good profession Item girl - maybe a strip tease Is there opening in kapil show for azam khan ???
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            Anil Kumar
            Jun 29, 2017 at 8:13 pm
            He is a moron. He will spit first and than lick it back. Typical Azam trait
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              ramu
              Jun 29, 2017 at 8:01 pm
              He has made himself a item with his laughable brainless comments this is why they are wiped out in UP
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                Prakash patel
                Jun 29, 2017 at 7:44 pm
                Azam don't know chronology of events of beheading of Indian soldiers by Pakistani intruders and P M Modi's visit to Pakistan. In defeat and frustration of enquiries of ED, Azam Khan is behaving as Mad Dog .
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                  Prakash patel
                  Jun 29, 2017 at 7:43 pm
                  Azam don't know chronology of events of beheading of Indian soldiers by Pakistani intruders and P M Modi's visit to Pakistan. In defeat and frustration of enquiries of ED, Azam Khan is behaving as Mad Dog .
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