BJP leader Jaya Prada, who lost to Samajwadi Party’s Azam Khan from Uttar Pradesh’s Rampur Lok Sabha seat, Friday said she would ensure strict action against people who helped the Opposition party to defeat her in the elections.
“I’ll speak to the top leaders of the party about the people who helped the opposition party, and that strict action be taken against those people,” news agency ANI quoted her as saying.
Although the BJP and its ally Apna Dal is all set to win 64 of Uttar Pradesh’s 80 Lok Sabha seats, it failed to secure the Rampur seat. Jaya Prada, an actor-turned-politician, who joined the saffron party in March, just before the Lok Sabha elections kicked off in April, fought a tough battle in the SP stronghold against controversial candidate Azam Khan but lost it by a margin of over one lakh votes.
Khan was earlier barred from campaigning by the Election Commission for 48 hours over his “khaki underwear” remarks against Jaya Prada during an election rally.
Jaya Prada, who had been at the receiving end of such verbal attacks by Khan, called this poll “a fight to teach Azam Khan a lesson”.
The National Commission for Women (NCW) had termed Khan’s remarks “offensive, unethical and show disrespect towards the dignity of women” and issued a show cause notice to him.