Samajwadi Party (SP ) leader Azam Khan does not seem to mend his ways despite being subjected to a 72-hour ban by the Election Commission for making misogynist remarks against BJP Lok Sabha candidate Jaya Prada.
After resuming his election campaign from Moradabad after ban, Azam Khan told the voters that Congress is not going to win the elections and that it is trying to divide their vote. “You know very well that Congress Party is not winning here. It is trying to divide your vote. If you want to eat shit, eat it directly don’t cover it with silver foil”, he said. The Samajwadi Party leader, using his typical sarcastic tone in Urdu, termed voting for Congress as eating shit covered with silver foil.
Addressing the people in Moradabad constituency where the Congress has fielded Imran Pratapgarhi against SP-BSP-RLD alliance candidate S T Hassan, Khan insinuated that the Muslim voters should vote for Congress candidate. Khan said, “Ye baat har gaddar se keh do use gandagi khana h to sidhe khae chandi ka varak lga kar na khae” (Tell this to every traitor that if they want to eat shit they should eat directly and not cover it with silver foil).
Azam Khan also lashed out at the media and accused them of showing him in bad light. Calling the media as people’s “badtareen dushman” (worst enemies), Khan urged people not to listen to the news . “Inki khabron par mat jana ye tumhare badtareen dushman hain. Inhone 2 din jo zabaan mere liye istemaal ki hai agar mai patthar ka bana hota to mera dil fat jata khoon behar mai mar gya hota“, he said. (Don’t trust their news. They are your worst enemies. Because of the language they used for me for two days, had I not been made of stone my heart would have ruptured and I would have died of bleeding.) He asked people not to waste their time watching television and to stop listening to their community being abused.