Madhya Pradesh Congress has reached a new low in politics, after its leader and state minister Sajjan Singh Verma, has issued a misogynist and disparaging remarks about female leaders of Bhartiya Janta Party. He has said that BJP does not have “nice faces” to garner votes and uses actors like Hema Malini in order to do that.
Sajjan Singh Verma, MP min: BJP ka durbhagya hai ki unki party mein khurdure chehre hain, aise chehre jinko log napasand karte hain. Ek Hema Malini hai, usko jagah jagah shastriya nritya karate rehte hain, vote kamane ki koshish karte hain. Chikne chehre unke paas nahi hain.(1/2) pic.twitter.com/h0DcQrfWOR
— ANI (@ANI) January 27, 2019
“It is very unfortunate that their party (BJP) has disfigured faces. Faces which people don’t like. There is one Hema Malini, who is used by them to dance at Cultural festivals so that they can earn votes (BJP ka durbhagya hai ki unki party mein khurdure chehre hain, aise chehre jinko log napasand karte hain. Ek Hema Malini hai, usko jagah jagah shastriya nritya karate rehte hain, vote kamane ki koshish karte hain).”
Sajjan Singh Verma, MP minister: Mera ye kehna hai ki eshwar ke pradatt manav hota hai…Arey sarahna karo ki eshwar ne Priyanka Gandhi ko itna sundar banaya hai jisse mamatva, sneh jhalakta hai. Aise shabdon ka istemal karke apni garima Kailash ji aur BJP gira rahi hai. (2/2) pic.twitter.com/YrzKzlSPTA
— ANI (@ANI) January 27, 2019
Further adding to his statement, he said that BJP should appreciate fact that God has made its leader Priyanka Gandhi so beautiful that it exhibits affection and sense of attachment.
“By using such words, BJP and Vijayvargiya are lowering the level of politics” he added referring to a comment made by BJP leader Kailash Vijayvargiya saying that Congress party is depending on ‘chocolaty’ faces for Lok Sabha polls.
“This shows the dearth of self-confidence in them. They don’t have any leader, that’s why they want to contest the upcoming elections while banking on chocolaty faces. Somebody takes Kareena Kapoor’s name while others ask for Salman Khan. Now they have brought in Priyanka Gandhi” Vijayvargiya had said. He had later clarified that his remark was towards reports of Congress party fielding Bollywood actors in the election campaign and not Priyanka Gandhi.
The remark by Sajjan Singh Verma is not issued in isolation and is a mere extension of the culture of Congress party and opposition, which often target BJP female leaders through slanderous mudslinging.
Recently, The National Commission for Women had issued a notice to Congress chief Rahul Gandhi for his “misogynistic and unethical” remarks against Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. He had said that PM Modi, to avoid his questions on so-called Rafale scam, had asked Nirmala Sitarama, women, to protect him. He had then added, even she could not protect him. PM Modi himself had slammed Congress president for his disparaging remark.
Loktrantic Janata Dal chief Sharad Yadav also had body-shamed Former Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje in up to-assembly elections. While addressing a rally in poll-bound Rajasthan, Sharad Yadav had said, “Vasundhara Raje should be rested, she has grown tired now, she has become very fat, she was slim earlier.”
Another habitual offender, Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam had called Smriti Irani ‘thumke lagane wali’. Congress loyalist Tehseen Poonawala crossed all limits when he used obscene language against BJP’s Smriti Irani on Twitter. His behaviour was highlighted by Smriti Irani herself after which he tendered an apology and took down his vulgar tweets.