Microblogging website Twitter saw Rakhi Sawant trending this week after Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) spokesperson Raghav Chadha took a political swipe at the opposition, naming her in a context that many netizens called ‘sexist.’ Sawant, an active voice on social media, on Saturday took to her profile addressing the incident and thanking her husband for supporting her.
“My husband responded to raghav Chadha. Mujhe abhi tak akele jaan kar log satate the. Aaj ye kahate huye mere aakho me aasu hai ke aaj mera bhi koi hai , jo mere maan samman ke raksha ke leye khada hai. Thanks my dear husband!!” she wrote on her verified Instagram handle.
Alongside, Sawant shared a photo of a tweet by the account handle @riteshuk1, that read “…please do not spoil someone personal life because of your political benefits.”
Other tweets from the said Twitter account, tagging Chadha, say he will face “legal issue” if he uses his wife’s name in “any of his political controversy.”
@raghav_chadha , @PunjabPoliceInd ,@BJP4India ,@INCIndia ,@AamAadmiParty , FYI, please do not spoil someone personal life because of your political benefits. @ArvindKejriwal , please apne MLA ko educate kejye else agar mai educate keya to kahi bhi AAP nahi dikhega.
— riteshuk (@riteshuk1) September 17, 2021
Rakhi Sawant Trending For AAP ‘Sexist’ Remark: Who Is Her Husband?
Over the years, there have been reports of Sawant having a husband although netizens doubted the veracity of those claims. She was briefly linked to Elesh Parujanwala, a contestant on her groom-selection show Rakhi Ka Swayamwar. In 2018, Sawant and online personality Deepak Kalal announced their marriage, much to the shock of fans. Some reports claimed the alleged wedding was fake. Kalal in further interviews confirmed the announcement was a gimmick.
In 2019, Sawant reportedly married a businessman named Ritesh, whose identity has never been made public. While some deem it another publicity stunt, Sawant’s brother maintains, as quoted by Times of India, that Ritesh is “not a fictional character… He exists and is very much there in Poland.”
Raghav Chadha under fire for ‘Rakhi’ comment
Chadha on Friday shot a tweet in response to a video by Congress’ Navjot Singh Sidhu, referring to him as “the Rakhi Sawant of Punjab politics.”
The Rakhi Sawant of Punjab politics -Navjot Singh Sidhu- has received a scolding from Congress high command for non stop rant against Capt. Therefore today,for a change, he went after Arvind Kejriwal. Wait till tomorrow for he shall resume his diatribe against Capt with vehemence https://t.co/9SDr8js8tA
— Raghav Chadha (@raghav_chadha) September 17, 2021
A section of Twitterati rose up in support of Sawant, who is often in news for her distinct media antics and appearances, outraging over why her name was used allegedly as an insult.
Many supporting her lauded Sawant for charting her way upwards in the entertainment industry all by herself and sticking to her choices despite wide criticism and financial troubles. Sawant herself has spoken candidly about being body shamed and judged for her speaking skills. Read here.
Sawant has film credits in Main Hoon Na and reached the finals of reality television show Bigg Boss on its 14th season.