Yadav came forward and clarified his remark. He sought to downplay his comment as only a "joke" and said he never meant to hurt Raje
Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje slammed former Rajya Sabha MPÂ Sharad Yadav for his comments on her weight, saying she felt â€œinsultedâ€�. Raje also said the Election Commission should take cognisance of the language used by Yadav "to set an example for future".
Yadav had made the comment on December 6 while campaigning in Rajasthan. â€œVasundhra ko aaram do, bahut thak gayi hain, bahut moti ho gayi hain, pehle patli thi. (let Vasundhara relax, she is tired and fat, she was slim earlier),â€� Yadav was quoted as saying by ANI.
The comment, which was seen as body-shaming of the incumbent chief minister ofÂ Rajasthan, created a buzz in theÂ political lobby. After this, Yadav came forward and clarified his remark. He sought to downplay his comment as only a "joke" and as something that was not meant to hurt Raje. â€œI said it as a joke. I have old relations with her. It was not derogatory in any way. I had no intentions of hurting her. When I met her, I told her then also that you're gaining weight,â€� Yadav told ANI.