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Country will see Priyanka as a 'thief's wife', says Uma Bharti

Press Trust of India  |  Durg (Chhattisgarh) 

Tuesday courted controversy by saying the country will see Vadra the way it views a "thief's wife", while claiming that the will have no impact on the outcome of Lok Sabha polls in

To a question on whether will contest the from Varanasi, from where is seeking re-election, Bharti said, "It is a democracy, anybody can fight election from anywhere".

When asked to comment on the impact the could have on the poll outcome, the firebrand BJP told reporters in Chhattisgarh's Durg, "Nothing. Why will she have an impact... Whose husband is facing theft charges. She will be seen the way sees a thief's wife."

Bharti also targeted Rahul Gandhi, saying by choosing to contest elections from Amethi and Wayanad, he has accepted defeat.

He is the of his party and can fight as many elections as he wants, the BJP said.

She also slammed leader for his derogatory remarks against and sought that he be barred from contesting the election.

Bharti said the EC's decision to award equal punishment to Khan and Minister was an "injustice" to the latter.

He (Adityanath) took the name of God and did not insult any woman, she said, adding Khan should be slapped with all provisions of IPC related to insulting women.

The on Monday imposed a nationwide campaign ban on Adityanath for 72 hours for his "provocative" communal remarks, which it said had the "propensity to polarise the elections". A three-day campaign ban has also been imposed on Khan for his alleged "khaki underwear" jibe against Jaya Prada, who is his rival BJP candidate in Rampur Lok Sabha seat.

The all-ban came into force from 6 am Tuesday.

Bharti on Tuesday campaigned for BJPs candidate in Durg Lok Sabha constituency which will got polls in the third phase on April 23.

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First Published: Wed, April 17 2019. 01:00 IST