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Posted at: Dec 7, 2018, 10:50 AM; last updated: Dec 7, 2018, 10:16 PM (IST)

‘I feel insulted’, says Vasundhara on Sharad Yadav calling her 'fat'

‘I feel insulted’, says Vasundhara on Sharad Yadav calling her 'fat'
Vasundhara Raje

Tribune Web Desk
Chandigarh, December 7

Reacting to former Union Minister Sharad Yadav's remark that Vasundhara Raje should rest as she has become fat, the chief minister on Friday said that she was “shocked and felt insulted”.

Raje said: "I am absolutely shocked and feel insulted because I don't think any leader with such an experience and who had a very close relations with our family can say such a thing.”

"One needs to keep their language in control... And I think to set an example for the future it is very important that the Election Commission takes cognisance of things like this so that people do not repeat something similar in the future.

"And also I don't see it being used, its particularly against women. So I actually feel insulted and women are insulted." 

A video of Yadav was circulated on social media, with many labelling his comments crass and misogynistic.

Calling Raje a daughter of Madhya Pradesh, he said people need to give her some rest as she was very tired. She was thin earlier, and was now fat, he is heard as saying.

Raje's sharp response to Yadav's remarks came on a day the state is voting for a new assembly. The votes will be counted on December 11.


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