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SHAMEFUL: Sharad Yadav Bodyshames Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje

Written By Apoorva Rao | Mumbai | Published:

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  • Loktantrik Janata Dal party leader Sharad Yadav on Thursday made a misogynistic comment against Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje
  • BJP's Shazia Ilmi has said Yadav should not be allowed to make sexist slurs in public life

 Loktantrik Janata Dal party leader Sharad Yadav on Thursday made a misogynistic comment against Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje.

Speaking during a rally in Alwar, he said, "Give her some rest, she is tired and becoming fat."

BJP's Shazia Ilmi reacted saying that she was not shocked by Yadav's words. 

"Not shocked at his sexist behavior as he has made several such remarks earlier and now he stooping to another low. When you say Sharad Yadav you cannot go any lower. He says something so terrible by body shaming a woman leader of the country, he does not have any respect for woman. In his mind, women are to be judged by the colour of their skin, by their body and physical attributes. His statement deserves condemnation by all. He should not be allowed to make sexist slurs in public life," she said 

Earlier, Congress leader Ashok Gehlot  had also written a sexist comment on his Facebook page where he made derogatory remarks against Vasundhara Raje.

This is not the first time Sharad Yadav had been caught making sexist remarks, especially towards his colleagues from the political spectrum, and even towards members of Parliament.

Last year, Yadav during at an event celebrating the birth anniversary of former Bihar CM Karpoori Thakur had made remarks equating women with votes. 

He had said. “Honour of vote is bigger and important than the honour of daughter. If daughter’s honour is compromised, it only affects the village or community but if the vote’s honour is compromised, it impacts the entire nation,” ANI quoted Yadav as saying.

He had also called women from southern India 'saavli' (dark-skinned) in 2015. When this was brought up during another Parliament debate by Union Minister Smriti Irani, an infuriated Yadav attacked her saying, “I know what you are.” 

As long ago as 1997, Yadav had made a sexist remark during a debate on the Women's Reservation Bill questioning “par-kati mahilayen” or short-haired women could represent women from the rural areas.

Politicians making personal comments have been an unfortunate flavour of the season, a few days ago, a Rajasthan Congress MLA had abused PM Narendra Modi during a public rally.

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