Raje slams body sham­ing, asks EC to take cog­ni­sance

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Jaipur: Ra­jasthan Chief Minister Va­sund­hara Raje on Fri­day de­manded ac­tion against for­mer JD(U) leader Sharad Ya­dav for body sham­ing her dur­ing an elec­tion rally, say­ing she felt in­sulted by his com­ments and the Elec­tion Com­mis­sion must take cog­ni­sance.

Ya­dav made the per­sonal com­ments, call­ing Raje fat and ask­ing peo­ple to give her rest, while cam­paign­ing for the op­po­si­tion in Al­war on the last day of cam­paign­ing in Ra­jasthan on Wed­nes­day. He later said it was a joke. I feel in­sulted. This is the in­sult of women,” Raje told re­porters in Jha­lawar, adding that she was “ab­so­lutely shocked” and did not ex­pect such a com­ment from an ex­pe­ri­enced leader.

Raje, who is fight­ing for an­other term in of­fice, said the leader who had close re­la­tions with her fam­ily could not control his lan­guage.

It is im­por­tant, the chief minister as­serted, that the Elec­tion Com­mis­sion takes cog­ni­sance of this and sets an ex­am­ple so peo­ple don’t re­peat such a thing in fu­ture.

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

—Va­sund­hara Raje,

BJP sup­port­ers greet Va­sund­hara Raje dur­ing an elec­tion rally

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