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'I Feel Insulted', Vasundhara Raje Reacts To Sharad Yadav's Body-Shaming

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| December 7 , 2018 , 12:34 IST

Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje on Friday said she felt “insulted” by former JD (U) leader Sharad Yadav calling her “fat” while campaigning in the state and she urged the Election Commission to take action against him.

Raje cast her vote at 8.38am at the specially made Pink booth at the community centre of Housing Board Colony in Jhalawar. Raje was accompanied by her son and Member of Parliament from Jhalawar, Dushyant Singh and his wife, Niharika Singh.

 “I actually feel insulted and I think even women are insulted,” Raje told media after casting her vote in Jhalrapatan constituency of Jhalawar for the Rajasthan assembly election, reported ANI.

“We never issue personal statements against any leader and it is not civilized behavior. To set an example for future it’s important that EC takes cognisance of this kind of language,” she said, referring to Yadav’s comment.

Sharad made this outrageous comment while campaigning in Rajasthan on Thursday

"Vasundhra ko aaram do, bahut thak gayi hain, moti ho gayi hain (let Vasundhara relax, she is tired, she has become fat)," Yadav, a former union minister had commented on her weight.

The BJP has complained to the Election Commission against Mr Yadav.

"I said it as a joke. I've old relations with her. It wasn't derogatory in any way. I had no intentions of hurting her. When I met her, I told her then also that you're gaining weight," Mr Yadav told news agency ANI later.

Raje cast her vote at 8.38am at the specially made Pink booth at the community centre of Housing Board Colony in Jhalawar. Raje was accompanied by her son and Member of Parliament from Jhalawar, Dushyant Singh and his wife, Niharika Singh.

“We never issue personal statements against any leader and it is not civilized behavior. To set an example for future it’s important that EC takes cognisance of this kind of language,” she said, referring to Yadav’s comment.

Last year, Sharad Yadav had said that the integrity of a vote was bigger than that of a daughter. “If a daughter loses honour, the village loses its honour. But if a vote is sold, the nation will lose its honour.”

In 2015, he described the beauty of “saanvli” (dusky) south Indian women while participating in a discussion in Parliament.