The national president of the Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) Jayant Chaudhary made a controversial statement at the election rally ahead of the Uttar Pradesh poll. This comes after a series of sexist statement that has been targeted towards the actor-politician Hema Malini in the past.
Chaudhary made a sexist jibe towards Hema Malini and her association with the Bhartiya Janata Party(BJP) which did not go well with media agencies and netizens.
Sexist Remark By Jayant Chaudhary Against Hema Malini Sparks Controversy:
Jayant Chaudhary accused the Home Minister and Bhartiya Janata Party(BJP) leader Amit Shah of luring his colleague to join the Bhartiya Janata Party. He further added, “Shah assured my colleague that once you join the party, we will make you Hema Malini.” Hereafter, he added that he did not want to become BJP’s, Hema Malini. He mocked the party by saying “What will you(BJP) do pleasing me?”
The video has been making rounds on social media and Chaudhary has been criticised for his statement regarding the woman actor-politician.
The crowd at the rally was jubilant over the sexist jibe made by the former Parliamentarian. They clapped and laugh at such a statement meant to demean the work of a lady politician. Earlier as well the former Chief Minister and Rashtriya Janata Dal(RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav targeted her by referring to the road of Bihar being as smooth as the cheeks of Hema Malini.
The Union Minister Anurag Thakur in a statement reported by ANI said “Jayant Chaudhary can; become Hema Malini even if he wanted to. She is an actress and politician, who has a stand in the country and the world. Hema ji has continuously worked for Mathura whereas RLD workers have to go Delhi to meet Jayant.”
Even before joining BJP, Malini has participated in party campaigns. She served as Rajya Sabha MP from 2003-09 and later joined the party as General Secretary. Hema Malini defeated Jayant Chaudhary in the 2014 general election and got elected as the MP from Mathura.
Jayant Chaudhary is the former Member of Parliament from the Mathura constituency of Uttar Pradesh. He serves as the MP for the period 2009 to 2014.
The state goes to poll on February 10, 2022, and the election will be held in seven phases to elect 403 members to the Uttar Pradesh State Legislative Assembly.