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Priyanka wears jeans in Delhi, but dons saree, sindoor in UP: BJP's Harish Dwivedi

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Weeks after Priyanka Gandhi's formal entry into politics, BJP parliamentarian on Saturday took a dig at the while invoking her choice of dresses in a demeaning way.

Upon being asked about the possible impact of Priyanka Gandhi's entry into active ahead of the upcoming Lok Sabha election, Dwivedi told here, "For me or the BJP, is not an issue. If is a failure, Priyanka is also a failure. Everyone knows that when is in she wears jeans and top but dons saree and sindoor when she comes to the constituencies."

This is not the first time that BJP leaders have courted controversy with their remarks on

On January 30, Surendra Singh, BJP MLA from Rohaniya constituency of dubbed the "Raavan" and his sister "Surpanakha" - the demons from Hindu epic Ramayana.

"We all know that before and fought in Lanka, sent his sister It looks like (in upcoming Lok Sabha elections), Rahul will play the role of Ravan, while as Ram, is making proud across the world," Singh had said.

Few days before Singh's remark, BJP had also taken a dig at the party and criticised them for using "chocolaty faces" to fight the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.

On January 25, Vinod Narayan Jha, in a statement that could possibly stir up a controversy, called Congress Priyanka Gandhi as "a very beautiful face" who had no political achievement to her credit. (ANI)

Priyanka, whose formal entry into has been a matter of speculation for several years was handed over the charge of eastern In January this year as she was appointed as the in-charge of East.

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First Published: Sun, February 10 2019. 11:34 IST