Expelled Janta Dal (United) (JDU) leader Sharad Yadav, reportedly made a derogatory remark on Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje by body shaming her, while campaigning in Rajasthan's Alwar ahead of assembly polls in the state, by saying she needs rest and that she is growing fat.
In a video clip shared by news agency ANI, Yadav can be heard saying during a rally on Wednesday, "Vasundhra ko aaram do, bahut thak gayi hain, bahut moti ho gayi hain, pehle patli thi. Humare Madhya Pradesh ki beti hai (Please give Vasundhara some rest, she is tired, she has grown fat, she was thinner earlier. She is Madhya Pradesh's daughter)."
#WATCH Sharad Yadav on Vasundhra Raje in Alwar, Rajasthan: Vasundhra ko aaram do, bahut thak gayi hain, bahut moti ho gayi hain, pehle patli thi. Humare Madhya Pradesh ki beti hai. pic.twitter.com/8R5lEpuSg0— ANI (@ANI) December 6, 2018
Taking note on this, The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has given a written complaint to Election Commission (EC) against Loktantrik Janta Dal (LJP) chief Sharad Yadav over his 'fat' jibe for BJP candidate Vasundhara Raje.
Yadav is known for making misogynistic and sexist remarks. In 2017, after quitting JD(U) over differences with party leader Nitish Kumar, he made a controversial remark, saying, “the integrity of a vote is bigger than integrity of daughter”. “if a daughter loses honour, the village is dishonoured but if a vote is sold, the whole country loses its honour”.
Sharad Yadav is an ex-Union minister, in 2015, also landed in a soup of controversies for making outrageous remarks on women. In Rajya Sabha, he said “The body of women from the south is as good as beautiful they are. They (women) in our region are not that good as those (in south) know dancing.”
The 200-seat Rajasthan Assembly will go to polls on December 7, along with Telangana and the results will be declared on December 11.