Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Harish Dwivedi on Sunday made a sexist remark on Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and said that she only wears jeans and top when she stays in Delhi but comes wearing a saree and sindoor while visiting rural areas.
“Jab Priyanka Gandhi Delhi mein rehti hain toh jeans aur top mein rehti hai aur jab shetra mein aati hain toh saree aur sindoor laga kar aati hain. [When Priyanka Gandhi stays in Delhi, she wears jeans and top. But when she visits rural areas, she comes wearing a saree and sindoor]”
Harish Dwivedi said this while speaking in Basti district in Uttar Pradesh.
Harish Dwivedi also said, “Rahul fail hain toh Priyanka bhi fail hain.”
This is not the first time that a sexist comment was made on Priyanka Gandhi since she entered Indian politics earlier this year.
In January, Bihar minister Vinod Narayan Jha made a sexist comment on Priyanka Gandhi’s big poll plunge, and said that she was beautiful but had no political achievement or talent.
“Votes cannot be won on the basis of beautiful faces. Moreover, she is the wife of Robert Vadra who is accused of involvement in a land scam case and several corruption cases. She’s very beautiful. But other than that she holds no political achievement or talent,” Jha was quoted as saying by ANI.
In another instance, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Subramanian Swamy said that Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi was bipolar and that she beats up people.
“She has a disorder of bipolarity. She beats up people. Her ailment does not make her fit to lead a public life. The public should know when she is likely to lose mental balance,” he said.
Another BJP politician, Kailash Vijayvarigya, said the Congress had no leader and wanted to contest polls by banking on “chocolatey” faces.
“Somebody takes Kareena Kapoor’s name while others ask for Salman Khan. Now they have brought in Priyanka Gandhi,” he said.
On January 23, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra was appointed as Congress’ general secretary for eastern Uttar Pradesh.
Lok Sabha constituencies of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath fall in eastern UP.