Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Friday said that she felt insulted by the remarks of former JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav during election campaign regarding her body weight. After casting her vote in Jhalrapatan constituency of Jhalawar for the Rajasthan Assembly election, she told the media that she was hurt by the comments and it was an insult to all women.
Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje on Friday slammed senior politician Sharad Yadav for body-shaming her. Raje said that Yadav did not only hurt her but also insulted all women.
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The Lok Kranti Dal Chief, Yadav, while addressing an election rally in the poll-bound State had body-shamed Raje. “Vasundhara Raje should be given rest, she has grown tired now, she has become very fat, she was slim earlier”, Yadav had commented.
Raje had urged the Election Commission to take cognisance of the matter so that an example can be set for future.
#Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje on Sharad Yadav’s remark ‘Vasundhara (Raje) ko aaram do, thak gayi hain, bahut moti ho gayi hain’: To set an example for future it’s important that EC takes cognisance of this kind of language. I actually feel insulted&I think even women are insulted pic.twitter.com/dNCO0QLTDX
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Sharad Yadav had later given clarifications on his remarks.
Sharad Yadav on his remark ‘Vasundhara (Raje) ko aaram do, thak gayi hain, bahut moti ho gayi hain’:I said it as a joke.I’ve old relations with her. It wasn’t derogatory in any way. I had no intentions of hurting her.When I met her, I told her then also that you’re gaining weight pic.twitter.com/bRzI5XwlmR
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Rajasthan and Telangana are today holding polls for their respective state assemblies.