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BJP MP says Priyanka wears jeans in Delhi and sari in rural areas; is slammed for sexist remark

Press Trust of India  |  Lucknow/New Delhi 

Vadra wears jeans in but a sari and sindoor in rural areas, has said in a remark condemned as sexist and misogynistic.

A video clip of the from Basti in making the comments on Sunday evening has been circulated widely on

"wears jeans and top in but when she comes to rural areas she is clad in a sari and wears sindoor," Dwivedi told reporters in his constituency, a day before she visited for the first time after taking over as

"For BJP or for me, is not an issue as is already a failure and Priyanka will also prove to be a failure soon," he added.

M and were among those who criticised him for his anti-women remarks.

"I strongly condemn sexist & inappropriate remarks made by @BJP4India MP on Smt. BJP MPs are repeated offenders when it comes to sexist remarks. This just reflects their patriarchal & misogynistic mindset," Moily said on

What a woman chooses to wear is nobody's business but her own, added Mehbooba.

"Sadly even in todays modern world, patriarchy plus brazen sexism always raises its & is normalised. What a woman chooses to wear is none of anybodys business. Anyone who indulges in such talk clearly needs therapy so I hope he gets well soon," the former tweeted.

Last month, BJP MLA Surendra Singh called and her brother, Congress Rahul Gandhi, Raavan.

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First Published: Mon, February 11 2019. 16:30 IST