Sharad Ya­dav ‘ sorry’ for re­mark on Raje

The Asian Age - - Nation -

Ranchi, Dec. 8: Fac­ing flak for his re­marks against Ra­jasthan chief minister Va­sund­hara Raje, for­mer JD( U) leader Sharad Ya­dav on Satur­day ex­pressed re­gret for “hurt­ing” her and said that he would write to her.

Ms Raje has de­manded that the Elec­tion Com­mis­sion take cog­ni­sance of Mr Ya­dav’s “in­sult­ing” re­marks and taken ac­tion against him.

“I have seen her ( Raje’s) com­ments. Our re­la­tions are very old. If she thinks what­ever I had said has hurt her, I ex­press my re­gret for that,” Mr Ya­dav told re­porters.

“I will also write a let­ter to her,” he added.

Mr Ya­dav, a for­mer JD( U) Ra­jya Sabha mem­ber, while cam­paign­ing for Lok­tantrik Janata Dal in Al­war in Ra­jasthan on Wed­nes­day, had called Ms Raje fat and asked peo­ple to give her rest.

Af­ter crit­i­cism from var­i­ous quar­ters, Mr Ya­dav had said it was a joke and that he had no in­ten­tion of hurt­ing Raje and it was not meant to be deroga­tory in any way.

Re­act­ing to his re­marks, Ms Raje had said, “I feel in­sulted. This is in­sult of women”. The BJP leader said she was “ab­so­lutely shocked” and did not ex­pect such a com­ment from an ex­pe­ri­enced leader.

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