New Delhi: In Uttar Pradesh, the Samajwadi Party (SP) is making news for the wrong reasons. It is now split wide open with its senior leader Azam Khan openly campaigning against party candidate Jaya Prada in Rampur.
Now the the actress-turned-SP candidate has accused Khan of distributing nude pictures of hers.
On Monday, Jaya Prada said she was planning to take up the issue with the Election Commission.
"Today they have stooped down to such a level they are circulating naked posters all over in the constituency," she told CNN-IBN..
"This is the second attempt, they are doing it with the CD and the CD is circulating all over in the constituency. The content I have to see but I'm reporting to say 'mujhe acha nahi laga, ek aurat ki asmita ko thes pahunchana thik nahi hai. Koi aurat is tarah ki politics mein aana nahi chahti hai. (I didn't like it, it is not right to target a woman's integrity like this and no woman would want to enter such politics)," she added.
"People are supporting me unconditionally. But with in the party people are damaging it, it is very disappointing and disgusting," she said.
"He (Azam Khan) is like my elder brother. But he is sullying my image by involving in cheap campaigning against me. His action is an insult to women," the actress-turned politician said.
Jaya Prada, who is seeking re-election from Rampur constituency in Uttar Pradesh, alleged, "They (Khan and his supporters) have released my CDs and posters just to sully my image".
"I am yet to see the content of the CDs but the posters released by them are very bad in taste, damaging my reputation. I am approaching the Election Commission to check this sort of campaigning," she said.
"This is not good. They want to demoralise a woman's pride by engaging in cheap campaigning," she said adding that she has already approached the police on the issue.
When asked if Khan was indirectly hitting at Kalyan Singh by doing so, she said, "If that was the case then why is he (Khan) supporting Congress which was equally responsible for the Babri Masjid demolition".
"It is ethically and morally wrong on the part of a senior leader like Azam Khan to support the candidature of my opponent Noor Bano," she added.