Ahead of the second phase of Lok Sabha elections, the Union Minister Ashwini Kumar Choubey made a shameful sexist remark at RJD leader Rabri Devi on Saturday
"What will I tell Rabri Devi, she is bhabhiji, I tell her to stay her in ghoonghat, that would be best," he said.
Rabri Devi strongly objected to the sexist comment. "BJP says Beti Bachao Beti Padhao. But they are insulting daughters. This comment is an insult to all women of the nation," she said.
The language of the leaders across party-lines has sunken to new depths as politician are using abuse, slander and making sexist comments against their opponents.
Earlier on Saturday, the BJP candidate for the Rampur constituency, actor-turned-politician Jaya Prada levelled sensational charges against Samajwadi leader Azam Khan on Saturday. While addressing a gather in Rampur, the BJP candidate alleged that "her indecent photos were circulated and even after seeking help from Mulayam Singh Yadav, no politician tried to save her'.
SP leader Firoz Khan on Wednesday had made sexist and derogatory comments against Jaya Prada while speaking about her contesting the polls.
Firoz Khan said," Leaving entire UP, you have focused only on Rampur and Badaun which are both curious cases. One day when I was travelling by bus, Jaya Prada's entourage passed by me. I got down in hopes of seeing her. Also maybe she would do a 'thumka' to clear traffic."
Sitting MP from North Mumbai Gopal Shetty spoke about his challenger, actor-turned-politician Urmila Matondkar, and made a sexist statement regarding why she was fielded by the Congress against him.
Urmila ji has been brought to politics because she is a celebrity and because she is a celebrity, she has been brought due to how she looks, why would anyone feel bad about it, there's no reason. She is from a political family. She has knowledge about politics. But she has chosen a wrong party."