Vinay Katiyar faces criticism for commenting on Congress ‘star campaigner’ Priyanka Gandhi

Photo of BJP's Rajya Sabha MP Vinay Katiyar.

New Delhi: Senior Bhartiya Janata Party’s (BJPs) Member of Parliament (MP), Vinay Katiyar today generated controversy against himself after he gave comments on Priyanka Gandhi Vadra by saying there were “prettier star campaigner” in Saffron Party in comparison with Congress.




Katiyar comments came after when persons asked to share his views on Priyanka being name as one of the star campaigners for the Congress in the upcoming Uttar Pradesh assembly polls, the leader said: “It doesn’t make any difference. We have far more prettier women, heroines as star campaigner in our party.”

Vinay Katiyar’s comment comes a day after Janata Dal (United) leader Sharad Yadav made a sexist remark.




The JD-U MP while speaking in Bihar said, the “honour of being able to cast a vote is a much bigger honour than your daughter’s honour”.

Yadav said, “If a daughter’s honour is violated, then only her neighbourhood, her village will lose its honour. But if a vote is sold, it is the country’s honour that goes.”




The video of Yadav’s comment has been aired by several TV channels and has gone viral on social media.

Both Yadav and Katiyar attracted severe criticism for their remarks.