Bihar minister Vinod Narayan Jha on Friday courted controversy for his remarks on Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi, saying, votes are not won with "a very beautiful face" in politics. He said Priyanka Gandhi has no political achievement to her credit.
The statements comes days after the entry of Priyanka Gandhi into active politics.
"Votes can't be won on basis of beautiful faces. Moreover, she is the wife of Robert Vadra who is accused of involvement in land scam and several corruption cases. She is very beautiful but other than that she holds no political achievement," the BJP leader said.
Earlier, senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi had made similar remarks on Priyanka Gandhi Badra's entry itno active politics. In a tweet, he had scoffed at Priyanka Gandhi's resemblance with her grandmother and former prime minister Indira Gandhi.
He said, "Duplicates do not work in politics. Priyanka might resemble Indira, but there is a big difference."
Priyanka, whose formal entry into politics has been a matter of speculation for several years was handed over the charge of eastern Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday and will work in the capacity of General Secretary in-charge of Uttar Pradesh East. This move comes ahead of the forthcoming 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
The 47-year-old is set to take charge as the AICC General Secretary from the first week of February, Congress Party said.
(With inputs from agencies)