Priyanka Gandhi’s husband Robert Vadra has reacted angrily to BJP MP Vinay Katiyar’s comments about the Congress leader about her physical appearance, saying, “Shocked at misogynist and atrocious remarks of BJP MP Vinay Katiyar saying there were ‘prettier star campaigners’ in his party than Congress’s Priyanka Gandhi Vadra.
Stoking a controversy, senior BJP leader Katiyar on Wednesday said there were “more beautiful women star campaigners than Priyanka Gandhi” in his party, provoking a sharp response from the leader who said his ‘sexist’ remarks exposed the saffron party’s mindset towards women. Priyanka Gandhi, who played an important role in cobbling together an alliance between Congress and SP for UP Assembly elections, has been named as one of the star campaigners for her party.
Gandhi’s husband Vadra reacted on his Facebook saying:
“Shocked at misogynist and atrocious remarks of BJP MP Vinay Katiyar saying there were “prettier star campaigners” in his party than Congress’s Priyanka Gandhi Vadra. This exposes the shameful mindset of some of our political leaders. We all need to respect women and accept them as equals instead of commoditising and objectifying them. As a society, we need to bring in a change. Vinay Katiyar should publically apologise for his remarks.”
Congress also took umbrage against Katiyar and demanded an apology for “insulting Indian womanhood”.