Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh: Ravi Kishan in an interaction with media agencies said, “Azam Khan’s attack on Jaya Prada is extremely disgusting.”
Actor-turned-politician and BJP candidate from Gorakhpur, Ravi Kishan on Wednesday said that he finds nothing wrong in Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath invoking the name of Lord Hanuman during election rallies.
He, however, finds Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan’s comments against his party colleague Jaya Prada more objectionable than other things.
“Yogiji took the name of Bajrangbali, what is wrong in that. He takes the name every day being a monk. On the other hand, he (Azam Khan) passed such vulgar comments on Jaya Prada, only because she came to fight elections from Rampur seat. How can such statements be justified, decency is expected in a democratically held election. They know they are losing and that is why they are passing such comments,” said Ravi Kishan while talking to reporters.
“I brought her (Jaya Prada) to Rampur. You are a witness that I did not allow anyone to touch her body. It took you 17 years to identify her real face but I got to know in 17 days that she wears khaki underpants,” Khan had said on Sunday.
Ravi Kishan also requested voters from the Bhojpuri community who hail from Bihar, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh to cast their votes on the behalf of BJP stating that, Panja (hand) (Congress), Haathi (elephant) (Bahujan Samaj Party), Lalten (lamp) (Rashtriya Janata Dal) and Cycle (Samajwadi Party) have ruined Bihar and Uttar Pradesh for decades.
“The gathbandhan is a big flop. Caste politics has stopped in UP and Bihar, people have seen through their game and will give BJP a historic victory,” he said.
In his previous outing in 2014, Ravi Kishan managed only about 4 per cent of the votes in Jaunpur, a Bhojpuri stronghold, for the Congress.
“That time the leher (wave) for (Prime Minister Narendra) Modi was so strong. Imagine, this time it is a tsunami. The Congress had no identity in Jaunpur. It was my unplanned decision. I went from shooting and fought the election because it was my emotional commitment to someone. I paid the price for that. But it was a huge Modi-ji, Modi-ji wave. I feel that tsunami right now.”
He refuses to talk about the Congress or its chief Rahul Gandhi. “I don’t have to talk bad about anybody…It’s all about Modi right now. I am very sorry but I will be very honest…The maturity, it’s a huge country, to run this country…I can go on talking about Modi-ji, I don’t want to talk about anyone else.”
Voting in Uttar Pradesh is taking place in seven phases from April 11 to May 19. Counting of votes will be held on May 23.
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