Sushma draws Mahabharata analogy over Azam Khan remark
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) BJP leader Sushma Swaraj on Monday drew a Mahabharata analogy over Samajwadi Party Lok Sabha candidate Azam Khan’s ‘khakhi colour underwear’ remark. In a tweet in Hindi, she equated Samajwadi Party founder Mulayam Singh Yadav to Bhishma Pitamah who remained silent when injustice was done to Pandavas.
मुलायम भाई – आप पितामह हैं समाजवादी पार्टी के. आपके सामने रामपुर में द्रौपदी का चीर हरण हो रहा हैं. आप भीष्म की तरह मौन साधने की गलती मत करिये. @yadavakhilesh Smt.Jaya Bhaduri, Mrs.Dimple Yadav.pic.twitter.com/FNO5fM4Hkc
— Chowkidar Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) April 15, 2019
“Mulayam bhai, you are the Pitamah of the Samajwadi Party. The Draupadi of Rampur is being disrobed in front of you. Don’t make the mistake of staying silent like Bhishma.” Jaya Prada, who is in the fray from Rampur against Khan, was formerly in the Samajwadi Party and joined the BJP last month.
Apparently speaking about her but without naming her, Khan told an election rally on Sunday: “…I brought the person to Rampur. I made her familiar with the streets and lanes of Rampur. I didn’t let anyone touch her… You made the person your representative for 10 years… It took you 17 years to know the reality of that person but I realised the real face in 17 days, that the underwear beneath is of the khakhi colour.”