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Raje slams Sharad Yadav for body shaming her, says EC must take cognisance

Press Trust of India  |  Jaipur 

on Friday demanded action against former JD(U) leader for body shaming her during an election rally, saying she felt insulted by his comments and the must take cognisance.

Yadav made the personal comments, calling Raje fat and asking people to give her rest, while addressing a rally in on the last day of campaigning in on Wednesday.

I feel insulted. This is the insult of women," Raje told reporters in Jhalawar, adding that she was "absolutely shocked" and did not expect such a comment from an experienced leader.

Raje, who is fighting for another term in office, said the leader who had close relations with her family could not control his language.

It is important, the asserted, that the takes cognisance of this and sets an example so people don't repeat such a thing in future.

A video of Yadav was circulated on social media, with many labelling his comments crass and misogynistic.

Calling Raje a daughter of Madhya Pradesh, he said people need to give her some rest as she was very tired. She was thin earlier, and was now fat, he is heard as saying.

Yadav was campaigning for the Loktantrik in district's Mundwar constituency, one of the five seats where the has entered into an alliance with various parties.

Raje's sharp response to Yadav's remarks came on a day the state is voting for a new assembly. The votes will be counted on December 11.

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First Published: Fri, December 07 2018. 15:05 IST