Actor Rakhi Sawant has taken umbrage at BJP leader Uma Bharti “comparing” the Congress’ Priyanka Gandhi Vadra to her.
Ms Sawant tweeted, “Dear @umasribharti please mujhe aap ki raajniti sae dur rakho, mujhe aap Priyanka Gandhi Vadra sae tulna naa kare. Mae ek aam mahila hoon.” That translates to, “please do not try to involve me in your politics and do not compare me to Priyanka Gandhi Vadra. I am a common woman.”
Ms Bharti, who is a senior BJP leader and is contesting the general elections from Jhansi in Uttar Pradesh, said, “Rakhi Sawant too speaks a lot but it does not mean anything.” She was responding to a question on the focused attack that Ms Vadra has launched on the BJP and its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi.
As she attempts a late fightback to resurrect a limp Congress campaign, Ms Vadra has consistently hit out at Mr. Modi and his party while campaigning in Raebareli, her mother’s Parliament constituency and in Amethi, that of her brother and Congress number 2 Rahul Gandhi, both in Uttar Pradesh.
Ms Vadra’s attack has come after the BJP launched an assault on the Gandhi family over corruption charges against her husband Robert Vadra, a businessman.
The Congress leader has not reacted yet to Ms Bharti’s latest controversial comment. The BJP leader had a few days ago said that Mr Vadra “will go to jail after the elections.”
Rakhi Sawant, best known for appearances in reality TV shows like Bigg Boss and Rakhi Ka Swayamwar, has contested the general elections from the Mumbai North West constituency as an Independent candidate this time. She launched her own party called the Rashtriya Aam Party or RAP, recently.