Why Would Sharad Yadav Bring Up Vasundhara Raje’s Weight at a Political Rally?

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Why Would Sharad Yadav Bring Up Vasundhara Raje’s Weight at a Political Rally?

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esterday at a rally in Alwar, 73-year-old Sharad Yadav, full-time misogynist and part-time apologist, sparked outrage when he delivered bizarre health advice to Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje. Yadav said, “Vasundhara ko aaram do, bahut thak gayi hain, bahut moti ho gayi hain, pehle patli thi. Humare Madhya Pradesh ki beti hai. (Give Vasundhara some rest, she is very tired, she has become very fat, she used to be thin. She is the daughter of Madhya Pradesh).”

Basically, according to the former Janata Dal-United leader, Raje should be voted out so that she can spend quality time with the weighing scale. And because Raje is a woman it’s a given that he would take potshots at her for not meeting his standards of perfection and beauty. Sensitivity be damned.

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