Sharad Yadav, a senior politician while campaigning in Rajasthan has sparked off a controversy saying that Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, should take rest as she has gained weight, adding on he said that earlier she was thin.
Campaigning in Alwar on Thursday, Yadav said, “Give rest to Vasundhara. She looks too tired and has gained too much weight. Earlier she was slim. She is our Madhya Pradesh’s daughter (Vasundhara ko aaram do, bahut thak gayi hain, bahut moti ho gayi hain, pehle patli thi. Humare Madhya Pradesh ki beti hai).”
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Clarifying his statement, Yadav said that it was meant to be a ‘joke’ and his intentions were not to hurt the BJP leader.
“It was a joke. I have known her for a long time. It was in no manner a derogatory remark. I didn’t say it to hurt her. When I met her then also I told her that she is gaining weight,” he added.
Meanwhile, Yadav has criticised the saffron party for creating tensions between the people.
Responding to his weight jibe, Vashundhra Raje said that Yadav’s statement is not only an insult to me but all the women. She also requested election commission officer to take cognisance of his statement.
“Nothing can be sadder than this as he was always very close to our family. Youth can take cue from this to set an example…I feel insulted, this is an insult to all women,” she said that after casting her vote in Jhalrapatan constituency of Jhalawar, Rajasthan.
Responding to a question regarding Bulandshahr violence, Yadav said, “Bajrang Dal and Vishva Hindu Parishad people are responsible for what happened in Bulandshr. Now the government is trying to save them. They are trying to create tensions between the people. They have lynched the judiciary. First, they do all this and then say that strict actions will be taken. Uttar Pradesh. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is saying nothing about the death of the police inspector, he is rather talking about cows.”