Urging people to not vote for BJP, Yadav targets Raje
Yadav, who was ousted from JD(U), received flak on social media over his sexist and misogynist comments.
He said, "Vasundhara ko aaram do, bahut thak gayi hain, bahut moti ho gayi hain, pehle patli thi. Humare Madhya Pradesh ki beti hai (Give some rest to Vasundhra, she has become very tired, very fat. She used to be thin. She is our Madhya Pradesh' daughter)."
Here is the video of the incident
#WATCH Sharad Yadav on Vasundhra Raje in Alwar, Rajasthan: Vasundhra ko aaram do, bahut thak gayi hain, bahut moti ho gayi hain, pehle patli thi. Humare Madhya Pradesh ki beti hai. pic.twitter.com/8R5lEpuSg0
Yadav has a history of making problematic statements
Notably, this is not the first time Yadav has passed such problematic comments. Last year, he had said the integrity of a vote was greater than a daughter.
In 2015, he stroked a controversy when he discussed the beauty of saanvli (dusky) south Indian women in Parliament.
After his latest comments started a row, Yadav said it was meant as a joke.
It wasn't derogatory, was meant as a joke: Yadav
"I said it as a joke. I've old relations with her. It wasn't derogatory in any way. I had no intentions of hurting her. When I met her, I told her then also that you're gaining weight," Yadav said in his defense.