Lucknow, April 16 -- Actor-turned-politician Jaya Prada was introduced in Rampur in the 2004 Lok Sabha elections by senior Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan.

After 15 years, the two leaders are arch-rivals. So much so, Khan who was instrumental in Jaya Prada's first Lok Sabha victory from Rampur is now at the centre of a political storm for making a derogatory remark against her.

An FIR was lodged against Khan while the National Commission for Women (NCW) slapped a show cause notice on the nine-time MLA who is contesting his first Lok Sabha election against Jaya Prada, a two-term former MP who wants him banned from contesting polls. The Election Commission also barred Khan from campaigning for 72 hours due to poll code violation. In an int...