Sharad Yadav expresses regret over his `fat’ remark

After two days his remarks created backlash, former Janta Dal (U) leader Sharad Yadav today expressed regret over his controversial remarks on Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundha Raje’s appearance. “I saw her statement. I have very old family relations with her. If my words hurt her, I express my regret. I will also write a letter to her””, he said.

Two days ago, while addressing a election rally in Rajasthan, he said that it is time for Vasundhara, give her rest, she has become very tired…has become very fat…Earlier she was thin….She is a daughter of Madhya Pradesh…Ask her to rest”.

Vasundhara Raje, said yesterday, that she felt `insulted’ by his remark. “I actually feel insulted and I think even women are insulted”, she said. Further,  suggesting  that the Election Commission to take action against him, said “To set an example for future it’s is important that EC takes congnisance of this kind of language.”

The BJP had also criticised Yadav for his remark and called it an insult to the women of Rajasthan and sought an apology. BJP leader Jyoti Kiran Shukla said the comment was insulting to women of Rajasthan and very offensive. She added that it was unfortunate that such a statement has come from a senior leader.

Stating that this was highly objectionable remark, CPI(M) leader Brinda Karat also demanded Yadav to withdraw the remark and extend apology to Raje.

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