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You think I'll get scared and leave Rampur? I won't! Jaya Prada hits back at Azam Khan

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 15 April 2019, 01:36 PM
Jaya Prada breaks silence on Azam Khan's controversial remark: 'This isn't new for me'
Jaya Prada breaks silence on Azam Khan's controversial remark: 'This isn't new for me'

Actor-turned-politician Jaya Prada on Monday broke her silence on SP leader Azam Khan’s controversial remark against her. “It isn't new for me,” the actor was quoted as saying by news agency ANI. She recalled the 2009 period and said, “I was a candidate from his party in '09 when no one supported me after he made comments against me.” She also added that, “I'm a woman and I can't even repeat what he said.” She wondered, “I don't know what I did to him that he is saying such things.” Khan kicked up a political storm with his remark against his friend-turned-political rival. The Election Commission has demanded report from the DM and a case has been filed against him.

 

Demanding a ban on Khan, Jaya Prada said that, “he shouldn't be allowed to contest elections. Because if this man wins, what will happen to democracy? There'll be no place for women in society. Where will we go? Should I die, then you'll be satisfied? You think that I'll get scared and leave Rampur? I won't leave.”

National Commission of Women chief Rekha Sharma said, “We are also writing to EC to take strict action against him because he has to learn this lesson now. It's high time, he has to stop this. Women are not sex objects. I think, women voters should vote against such kind of people who are treating women in such way.”

She also added that, “he's always talking dirty about women and in this election it's the second remark he gave against woman politician. NCW has taken suo-motu cognizance and we're sending him notice.”

 

One of the 80 constituencies of Uttar Pradesh, Rampur Lok Sabha Constituency was formed before 1957. The Rampur Parliamentary constituency (constituency number 7) has a total of 1,154,544 electorates out of which 531,775 are females and 622,769 are males according to Election Commission of India 2009 reports. It has five Vidhan Sabha segments of which one is reserved for the SC category. It covers the district of Rampur which is a part of the Moradabad Division and is divided into five tehsils: Bilaspur, Milak, Rampur, Shahabad, Swar and Tanda. Rampur District covers an area of 2,367 sq km.

According to the India census 2011, the district has a population of 2,335,398 and is the 194th most populous district of the country. About 52% of the population is male and 48% is female. From 2001-2011, its population growth rate has been 21.4% and the population density of Rampur is 987 people per sq km. 16.24% of the population is under six years and the sex ratio is 909 females per 1000 males. The average literacy rate here is below the national average at an appalling rate of only 53.34% with male and female literacy rates at 61.40% and 44.44%. Hindi and Bhojpuri are the most commonly used languages here. 51% of the population comprises of Muslims. Agriculture is the primary economic activity here. National Highway NH-24 and NH-87 pass through the district.

First Published: Monday, April 15, 2019 10:32 AM
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