Controversial ‘journalist’ Arfa Khanum Sherwani, who often resorts to fake news and propaganda just like her employers The Wire, has now come to the rescue of uncouth Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Azam Khan, who had earlier made deplorable sexist comments against actress-turned-politician Jaya Prada.
In a hurry to contain the damage that was inflicted on ‘Mahagathbandhan’ after Azam Khan’s sexist anti-women comment, Arfa Khanum Sherwani jumped into the rescue of Samajwadi Party leader claiming that his statements were not targetted at Jaya Pradha but were against former SP leader Amar Singh.
In her tweet, Arfa Khanum claimed that Azam Khan’s lewd statements were not directed at BJP Rampur candidate Jaya Prada, rather it was a ‘propaganda war’ directed at Amar Singh. However, she deleted the tweet soon as her hypocrisy was pointed out.
Azam Khan, senior Samajwadi Party (SP) leader, and MLA from Rampur constituency had stooped lower than his usual low self by making utterly outrageous comments against BJP Lok Sabha candidate from Rampur, Jyada Prada. In his speech, Azam Khan had used utterly disgraceful statements against Jaya Prada, claiming that she wore Khaki underwears.
Addressing the people of Rampur, he said that they could not recognise her (Prada’s) reality in 17 years while it only took him 17 days. “Uski asliayat samajhne me apko 17 baras lagey. Main 17 din me pehchan gaya ke inke niche ka jo underwear hai woh khaki rang ka hai (It took 17 years for you to recognise her reality. But it took me only 17 days to recognise that the colour of her underwear is Khaki)”, commented Khan trying to suggest that Prada had links with the RSS and the allegations against him were an RSS conspiracy. SP chief Akhilesh Yadav was also present when this remark was made.
Azam Khan and his party leaders have used misogynist and sexist statements against Jaya Prada earlier too. Jaya Prada has also alleged that Khan has attempted an acid attack on her in the past and had circulated her morphed, lewd pictures to harass her.
It is not surprising to see journalists belonging to the Leftist propaganda website, The Wire, being exposed for their selective outrage and hypocrisy. The Wire is known to peddle half-truths and whole lies as a force of habit with a long list to their credit. The Wire, which is being sued for defamation often publish articles that read like Hurriyat press statements. Their article has in the past incited violence. They were recently slammed by the CBEC for peddling fake news.