Amid sexist remarks made by the Janata Dal (United) leader Sharad Yadav, Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) senior leader and Rajya Sabha MP Vinay Katiyar on Wednesday stroked a controversy by saying that there are more beautiful campaigners that Priyanka Gandhi.
“How does it affect. There are more beautiful girls and women who are star campaigner. There are some actress, artists,” Katiyar said.
Katiyar, who is also the founder-president of Bajrang Dal made remarks when he was asked about the election campaign.
#WATCH: BJP MP Vinay Katiyar’s remark on Priyanka Gandhi, says “unse jyada bohut si sundar mahilayen hai jo star campaigner hain” #UPpolls pic.twitter.com/7eo2CYUvLf— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) January 25, 2017
Reacting to Katiyar’s remark, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra’s Office said, “He exposes BJP’s mindset towards the better half of the population of India.”
Demanding apology from PM Modi, Congress leader Randeep Surjewala said, “Atrocious remarks show petty and lowly mindset of BJP’s leadership towards women of India.”
A day ago, BJP’s Uttar Pradesh chief Keshav Prasad Maurya raked up the contentious issue of Ram Temple before the first phase of Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections on February 11, saying a “grand” temple will be built in Ayodhya if BJP secures an outright majority.
“Ram Mandir is a subject of faith. It is not going to be built in two months. The temple will be constructed after the elections. BJP will come to power with a full majority,” he told reporters here.
Whereas Sharad Yadav stirred a controversy saying, “Honour of vote is bigger and more important than 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,” Yadav said.
Meanwhile, The National Commission for Women (NCW) has issued a notice to the Janata Dal (United) leader Sharad Yadav for his derogatory remark on women.