The entry of Priyanka Gandhi in active politics has exposed the degrading level of the country’s political leaders. After Bihar BJP minister Vinod Narayan Jha’s sexist remarks, the ruling party’s general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya has taken an offensive jibe at the Congress leader. The BJP leader said that the Congress brought Priyanka Gandhi as it was banking on “chocolaty faces” for the Lok Sabha elections 2019.
When asked about the reports of Kareena Kapoor and Salman Khan being the Congress party’s candidate from Bhopal and Ujjain, Vijayavargiya during a press conference in Indora said, "This shows the dearth of self-confidence in them. They don't have any leader, that's why they want to contest the upcoming elections while banking on chocolaty faces. Somebody takes Kareena Kapoor's name while others ask for Salman Khan. Now they have brought in Priyanka Gandhi.”
Earlier, reacting to Priyanka Gandhi’s entry into politics, Bihar BJP minister Vinod Narayana Jha had said that she was nothing but a pretty face without any political achievements.
"Priyanka Gandhi is very beautiful, but has no other talent that I can see, neither does she have the political experience. She must be what, 37-38, or maybe older, 44. Till this age, she has no political achievement. Yes, she is good-looking, God has given her that. But how much can she exploit that," Jha had said.
These were not the only two BJP leaders who could not see beyond her face. Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Modi spoke censoriously about Priyanka’s resemblance to with former prime minister Indira Gandhi, who was also her grandmother.
"If a person could become as capable as someone else merely by resembling him or her, by now we would have had many more Virat Kohlis and Amitabh Bachchans. Duplicates do not work in politics. Priyanka Gandhi might resemble Indira Gandhi, but there is a big difference," Modi had said.