WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India
Dec 08, 2018, 04.33 PM
Loktantrik Janata Dal chief Sharad Yadav on Saturday apologised for his comments on incumbent Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje.
Yadav stated that he has "very old family relations" with Raje and that he expresses regret if his words have hurt her.
The senior politician added that he will also write a letter to Raje.
"I saw her statement. I have very old family relations with her. If my words hurt her, I express my regret. I will also write a letter to her," Yadav stated.
Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje on Friday reacted to Senior politician Sharad Yadav's body shaming remarks on her and said she felt ''insulted''. The Rajasthan chief minister asked the Election Commission of India (ECI) to take cognisance of ''this kind of language''.
Sharad Yadav on his remark 'Vasundhara (Raje) ko aaram do, thak gayi hain, bahut moti ho gayi hain': I saw her statement. I have very old family relations with her. If my words hurt her, I express my regret. I will also write a letter to her. pic.twitter.com/oHGB1jPKzU
"Give rest to Vasundhara. She looks too tired and has gained too much weight. Earlier she was slim. She is our Madhya Pradesh's daughter (Vasundhara ko aaram do, bahutthakgayihain, bahutmoti ho gayihain, pehlepatlithi. Humare Madhya Pradesh ki beti hai)," Yadav said on Thursday while addressing a rally.
Yadav later on clarified that he meant it as a joke. "It was a joke. I have known her for a long time. It was in no manner a derogatory remark. I didn't say it to hurt her. When I met her then also I told her that she is gaining weight," he said.
'If my words hurt her, I express my regret,' Yadav said. He added that he would also write a letter to Raje.