Azam Khan's 'Ravana' remark desperate act of frustration: BJP

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Feb. 6 (ANI): Ridiculing Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan's recent remark on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, comparing him to the Hindu demon 'Ravana', the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday dubbed Khan's name-calling as a desperate act of frustration and deep insecurity. "The statement of Azam khan is emerging from his frustration. The Samajwadi Party has accepted its defeat way before the elections. It is only when you are defeated and know that nothing is going to yield result that you resort to such language to vent your frustration and insecurity," BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra told ANI. He further asserted that on one hand, the BJP is striving towards development of Uttar Pradesh while on the other, Samajwadi Party has stooped down to the level of desperate name-calling. "We are dedicated towards the Vidyut Kanoon and Sadak of VIKAS as Prime Minister Modi mentioned in his recent address, while they (the Samajwadi Party) are resorting to such language which is absolutely uncalled for," he added. Azam Khan a day before drew an allegory between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the mythical demon king Ravana. He said, "The king who rules over 130 crore Indians goes to Lucknow to burn the effigy of Ravana, but he forgets that the biggest Ravana is not in Lucknow but in Delhi." Earlier, while addressing a rally in Aligarh, Prime Minister Modi coined a new acronym VIKAS, which stands for Vidyut (electricity), Kanoon (law and order) and Sadak (roads). The remark came a day after his 'SCAM' acronym which was set out as a combined attack on both the Samajwadi Party and Congress alliance and Bahujan Samajwadi Party supremo Mayawati. PM Modi said that the BJP will bring Vikas which stands for Vidyut (electricity), Kanoon (law and order) and Sadak (roads) if elected.(ANI)