Senior Congress leader, Raj Babbar, on Saturday, made a despicable jibe at Mamata Banerjee over recent remark of Prime Minister Modi that he receives Kurtas and sweets from the West Bengal Chief Minister despite being the target of her bitter remarks. Babbar questioned how did Mamata Banerjee know the size of Narendra Modi’s Kurta.
“Two products from West Bengal are famous across the world. One is sweets made of cottage cheese and another is the ‘kurta’. But till date, Mamata ji has not sent these two to us or anyone else. If she wants to gift them, she sends it to only one person. So you can understand that she knows the size of a kurta. Earlier, we used to raise questions if the size of his chest is 56 inches or not,” Babbar said at a press conference at New Delhi.
Modi’s Kurta and Sweets remarks appear to be having some sort of a ripple effect on the ground as Mamata Banerjee, too, spoke out against it viciously. Mamata said that she will send sweets made of soil with pebbles in it just like laddoos are stuffed with cashews and almonds which will break his teeth.
It appears to have become the norm for opposition party leaders to make sexist and vulgar remarks against political oppositions. Recently senior Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan was imposed a 72-hour ban by the Election Commission for making sexist and highly derogatory remarks about Jaya Prada regarding her undergarments. This was followed by Azam Khan’s son making another sexist remark against Prada who called her Anarkali. Then, Congress leader Ajay Singh had referred to BJP MP Riti Pathak as ‘Maal’ at a campaign rally.