A day after Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje said that she felt insulted by Sharad Yadav’s body shaming statement, the former Janata Dal-United leader from Bihar expressed regret.
“Yes, I have seen her statement. I have family relations with her. If my words have hurt her, I express regret,” Yadav said in Ranchi on Saturday.
“I will also write a letter to her expressing my regret,” he added.
Yadav had during campaigning in Rajasthan’s Alwar on 5 December said, “Vasundhara [Raje] ko aaram do, thak gayi hain, bahut moti ho gayi hain, pehle patli thi [Give some rest to Vasundhara, she is tired and has gained too much weight. Earlier, she was thin].”
Reacting to Yadav’s comment, Raje said on Friday said that it is an insult to all women urging the Election Commission to take cognizance of the remark.
“Nothing can be sadder than this as he was always very close to our family. Youth can take cue from this to set an example…I feel insulted, this is an insult to all women,” she said after casting her vote in Jhalrapatan constituency of Jhalawar.
But Congress leader Sachin Pilot slammed Raje for saying that she feel insulted.
“On what basis Vasundhara is talking about women insult. Under the nose of Vausndhara, women atrocities took place. Rajasthan has been ranked number two in all India on Crime chart,” he said.