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BJP’s Obsession With Priyanka Gandhi’s Clothes: MP Harish Dwivedi Says She Wears Jeans When in Delhi, Saree in Rural Areas

This is not the first sexist comment made on Priyanka Gandhi since she entered Indian politics earlier this year.

Sexism and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) go hand in hand. On Sunday, BJP MP Harish Dwivedi made a sexist remark on Priyanka Gandhi Vadra. He reportedly said that she only wears jeans and top when she stays in Delhi but comes wearing a saree and sindoor while visiting rural areas.

While speaking in Basti district in Uttar Pradesh, Dwivedi said, “Jab Priyanka Gandhi Delhi mein rehti hain toh jeans aur top mein rehti hai aur jab shetra mein aati hain toh saree aur sindoor laga kar aati hain. (When Priyanka Gandhi stays in Delhi, she wears jeans and top. But when she visits rural areas, she comes wearing a saree and sindoor.)”

Priyanka Gandhi
BJP MP Harish Dwivedi. Credits: High Commission of India, Trinidad and Tobago

This is not the first time that a sexist comment was made on Priyanka Gandhi since she entered Indian politics earlier this year.

In January, Bihar minister Vinod Narayan Jha had said that she, Gandhi, was beautiful but had no political achievement or talent: “Votes cannot be won on the basis of beautiful faces. Moreover, she is the wife of Robert Vadra who is accused of involvement in a land scam case and several corruption cases. She’s very beautiful. But other than that she holds no political achievement or talent.”

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