Rampur | Jagran News Desk: A day after Rampur MP Azam Khan broke down in a rally, his rival and BJP leader Jaya Prada took a jibe at him for getting emotional and asked if he used to call her a ‘good actress’, then what was he doing now.

“This is a curse of the tears women have shed because of him. He is now crying in every public meeting. He used to call me a good actress, but what is he doing now?” said Prada in Rampur on Thursday.

She further said that Khan has encroached upon the land of poor people and ‘Allah will not forgive him’. She also said that she considers Khan as her brother.

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“But will you consider me your sister? If yes, then learn to respect me,” she said.

Khan is facing criminal charges in connection with land encroachments by the Mohammad Ali Jauhar University. He was had to appear before the Special Investigation Team (SIT) on October 5. The probe agency had investigated him for two and a half hours.

Khan, while addressing a rally for the upcoming by-polls in the state had broke down and said that he has now been accused of stealing goats and hens.

“I am being called a criminal because I advocate for you. I was framed because I fought for the general public and the general good. On the Triple Talaq and Ayodhya Ram mandir issue I had said that everyone should wait for the court's decisions. I said nothing more, and yet I am being punished,” Khan had said.

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“I thought there were people who consider me as a good politician and a good person. In this long political journey, I have not gained a kilo of weight but instead lost 22 kg weight,” he added.

More than 80 cases have been registered against the 57-years-old.

Meanwhile, by-polls will be held in Rampur after Khan vacated the seat after his Lok Sabha win.

Posted By: Aalok Sensharma