Trouble seems to be mounting for Rampur MP Azam Khan as Uttar Pradesh Police has filed chargesheet in 13 more cases against him in connection with 'derogatory remarks' made in the run-up to Lok Sabha Elections 2019. An FIR was registered against the senior Samajwadi Party leader during the general elections. The state police has also filed chargesheet against his son and MLA Abdullah Azam Khan for his remarks against Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Jaya Prada.
Earlier on Saturday, the UP Police had filed a chargesheet against Khan in connection with the 'khaki underwear' remark directed towards the actor-turned-politician.
"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 underwear," Khan, in a public rally, had said during election campaigns in April.
Khan is known for making controversial statements. Earlier this week, he stoked a controversy after he made objectionable remarks against BJP MP Rama Devi when she was presiding over the House during the debate on the Triple Talaq Bill in Lok Sabha.
Participating in the debate on the triple talaq bill on Thursday in Lok Sabha, Khan had referred to the intervention of Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi and read out a couplet "... tu idhar-udhar ki baat na kar ..." (do not divert from the topic).
At this, the Bihar MP, asked Khan not to "look here and there" and address the Chair.
To this, the SP leader made sexist remarks at the Chair, triggering acrimonious scenes. The remarks were expunged from the records.
Members in Lok Sabha condemned the remarks by Khan against the Bihar MP and demanded exemplary action against him.
Khan was informed on Friday to appear before Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on July 29 and tender an unconditional apology in the House, sources had said.
Rama Devi had said that an apology was not enough and Khan should be suspended from the House for five years.