Former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir Mehbooba Mufti on Monday slammed BJP MP for his sexist remark on congress leader Priyanka Gandhi.
Taking to her twitter handle the PDP president said that BJP MP Harish Dwivedi needs therapy, “Sadly even in today’s modern world, patriarchy plus brazen sexism always raises its ugly head and is normalised. What a woman chooses to wear is none of anybody’s business. Anyone who indulges in such talk clearly needs therapy so I hope he gets well soon.” She tweeted.
Dwivedi had said that when Priyanka Gandhi is in Delhi, she wears jeans and top but when she comes to the area given to her she wears sari and sindoor.
Priyanka was given charge of Uttar Pradesh east as Congress party’s general secretary on January 23.
Earlier BJP’s Harish Dwivedi said “Everyone knows that when Priyanka Gandhi is in Delhi, she wears jeans and top but dons saree and sindoor when she comes to the constituencies”.
“For me or the BJP, Priyanka Gandhi is not an issue. If Rahul Gandhi is a failure, Priyanka is also a failure,”Dwivedi added.
This is not the first time that BJP leaders have stirred controversy with their remarks on Priyanka Gandhi.
On January 30, BJP MLA Surendra Singh dubbed the Congress president “Raavan” and his sister Priyanka Gandhi “Shurpanakha”.
Days after Priyanka Gandhi’s formal entry into politics, BJP general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya slammed the Congress for using “chocolaty faces” to fight the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.
On January 25, Bihar minister Vinod Narayan Jha had called Priyanka Gandhi “a very beautiful face” with no political achievement to her credit.