Sharad Yadav created a controversy after he said that Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje should take rest as she has gained weight. Later while clarifying his remarks, Yadav said that it was a mere ‘joke’ and his intentions were not to hurt the Bharatiya Janata Party leader.
“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),” Yadav said on Thursday while addressing a rally.
Reacting to this satire Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Friday said that the Election Commission should act, after Bihar politician Sharad Yadav’s comments body-shaming her at an election rally.
“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,” she told media after casting her vote at Jhalrapatan constituency of Jhalawar.
Meanwhile, Polling is underway for 199 Assembly seats out of the 200 in Rajasthan, a key state which the BJP is fighting to retain.
Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje (Jhalrapatan), Congress state president Sachin Pilot (Tonk), former chief minister Ashok Gehlot (Sardarpura) are among the 2,274 candidates in the fray.
Raje, who is the BJP’s chief ministerial candidate, is fighting against veteran BJP leader Jaswant Singh’s son Manvendra Singh in Jhalrapatan, the constituency she has represented since 2003.
In about 130 constituencies, the contest appears to be mainly between the BJP and the Congress.
In the current House, the BJP has 160 seats and the Congress 25. Almost all opinion polls predicted 2/3rd victory for Congress in Rajasthan .