BJP MP’s con­tro­ver­sial quip on Priyanka’s at­tire

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GO­RAKH­PUR : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP from Basti Har­ish Dwivedi on Sat­ur­day made a con­tro­ver­sial re­mark on Congress gen­eral sec­re­tary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra’s at­tire.

“In Delhi, Priyanka prefers to wears western at­tire like jeans and tops, but when she goes to the pub­lic (in ru­ral ar­eas), she wears a sa­ree to pre­tend (there’s a) deep con­nec­tion with In­dian cul­ture, “said Dwivedi.

He was speak­ing at a mass mar­riage or­gan­ised by the so­cial wel­fare depart­ment in Basti un­der the Mukhya Mantri Sa­muhik Vi­vah Yo­jna.

Dwivedi added Priyanka’s en­try in pol­i­tics would not af­fect the poll prospects of the BJP, which would win the max­i­mum Lok Sabha seats in Ut­tar Pradesh un­der the lead­er­ship of Prime Min­is­ter Naren­dra Modi. The BJP had won 71 Lok Sabha seats in UP in 2014.

“Priyanka too would fail (in pol­i­tics) like his brother Rahul Gandhi,” the BJP MP said.

Ear­lier this year, Har­ish Dwivedi had courted con­tro­versy by say­ing that if the salary and fa­cil­i­ties of pub­lic rep­re­sen­ta­tives were not in­creased then they would be bound to steal as they had min­i­mum wages and max­i­mum ex­pen­di­ture on typ­ists, clerks, pe­ons etc .

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