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BJP leader’s remark on Priyanka invite criticism

PATNA: State public health engineering department minister and BJP chief Vinod Narayan Jha drew flak on Friday for his alleged sexist statement on Congress basic secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra.

“She may be very beautiful. But rather then that, I will’t see any skill in her. She doesn’t have any political revel in,” Jha told ANI. “She must be, what 37-38 or possibly older, 44. However, she has no political fulfillment to her credit until this age. Yes, she is gorgeous, God has proficient her that, however until when can she exploit it,” Jha said.

Priyanka was once made the Congress basic secretary in charge of Uttar Pradesh east on January 23.

While commenting on Priyanka, Jha additionally targeted her husband Robert Vadra. “Priyanka is the spouse of corrupt Robert Vadra, who's accused of land scam and dealing with a number of different cases of corruption. He is dealing with courtroom cases for collecting wealth through unlawful manner,” Jha said.

His statement invited sharp criticism from the Congress. Bihar Congress president Madan Mohan Jha said the minister’s statement exposed the anti-women mentality of BJP. “I don’t understand why is BJP so jittery about Priyanka Gandhi that they are even making public their anti-women mentality,” he tweeted.

BJP’s ally JD(U) additionally asked the minister to deal with dignity in language. “Such statements must be avoided,” JD(U) spokesperson Neeraj Kumar said, including that formal induction of Priyanka into Congress raised questions on the management of Rahul Gandhi.

Jha apart, Bihar deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi additionally raked up corruption charges against Robert Vadra. “The land scam of Priyanka’s businessman husband is spread over two states and he is already dealing with probe. Her induction into lively politics would carry the corruption cases against her husband into the limelight, which is able to benefit the NDA. If Congress is happy in introducing a girl having tainted spouse, then they are most welcome to take action,” SuMo said in a statement issued on Thursday.

The deputy CM additionally made a veiled mockery of Priyanka’s resemblance to her grandmother and former PM past due Indira Gandhi. “If people will have turn out to be proficient by means of having a look like others, then we have many Amitabh Bachchans and Virat Kohlis. There isn't any position of duplicates in politics,” SuMo had tweeted.

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