In yet another sexist comment on Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, a BJP lawmaker has taken a rather distasteful jibe on the Congress general secretary’s choice of attire.
Harish Dwivedi, BJP’s MP from Basti has said, “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.” (Priyanka Gandhi wears jeans and top when she stays in Delhi and switches to saree and sindoor when she visits constituencies.)
#WATCH BJP MP Harish Dwivedi in Basti: Rahul fail hain toh Priyanka bhi fail hain. 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.— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) February 10, 2019
This is however not the first time that Priyanka has been at the receiving end of such remarks.
Soon after she was made the general secretary for East Uttar Pradesh, senior BJP leader Kailash Vijayvargiya had said that Congress is appointing "chocolatey" faces in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls as it had a dearth of strong leaders.
Earlier, Bihar minister Vinod Narain Jha had said that Priyanka had no other quality except being "very beautiful" and the Congress should remember that beauty does not garner votes.
The remark by Jha, who holds the Public Health and Engineering portfolio in Bihar, was met with disapproval from Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's Janata Dal (United) even as the opposition Congress-Rashtriya Janata Dal combine demanded his sacking, accusing him of displaying a "perverse" attitude towards women.
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