Priyanka Gandhi Vadra gave a fitting reply to BJP leader Vinaya Katiyar's offensive statement that said there are prettier campaigners than her.
Her close aide Preeti Sahai has tweeted Gandhi's comments that read "If that's all he sees in my colleagues,.. who have battled through all sorts of hardhsips to get where they are,...he exposes the BJP's mindset toward the better half of the population of India."
Hours after Sharad Yadav made some outrageous remarks on 'daughter's honour', senior BJP leader and Rajya Sabha member Vinaya Katiyar invited controversy with his remarks on Priyanka Gandhi, a day after her name appeared on the Congress' list of election campaign for the UP assembly polls.
When asked whether the presence of Priyanka Gandha as a star campaigner would make a difference to the UP campaign, the BJP leader replied, "unse zada toh sundar aur bhi mahilaye hai..jo star campaigner hai, heroines aur kalakar hai" (There are more beautiful star campaigners than her (Priyanka Gandhi) like heroines and artists.)
When, after a long anticipation, the Samajwadi Party and Congress alliance was made official, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra was included in the list of star campaigners.
Katiyar's statement comes after an offensive remark by another parliamentarian Sharad Yadav who said "beti ki izzat se vote ki izzat badi hai. beti ki izzat jaegi toh gao aur mohalle ki izzat jaegi, aur vote ek baar bik gya aur ek baar gadbad hogaya toh ilake ki, desh ki aabaroo or aane wala sapna kabhi poora nahi hoga,” (A vote is more honourable than a daughter's honour. If a daughter loses her honour, the village loses honour but if a vote is sold, the whole nation loses honour)
Sharad Yadav has served as JD(U) President and is currently a Rajya Sabha member.