London, March 25 (ANI): Silvio Berlusconi and controversy have almost become synonymous - the Italian Premier has now come under fire for sneering at a female opposition politician's looks at a campaign rally.erlusconi, 73, reportedly said Mercedes Bresso was "always in a bad mood" because she looked into the mirror to put on her make-up in the morning.
"So her day is already ruined," the Telegraph quoted him, as saying in northern Turin.
Bresso, 65, got even with Berlusconi, by suggesting she was doing much better than the Italian Prime Minister, who had a hair transplant and plastic surgery and is believed to wear foundation to appear tanned.
She said: "I'm better preserved than him, even without plastic surgery.
"As far as make-up is concerned, I don't use much. I need it less than Berlusconi."
Bresso, the centre-left Democratic Party's candidate for governor in the northern Piedmont region, is up against Roberto Cota, a member of the anti-immigration Northern League supported by erlusconi's People of Freedom party, in the polls on Sunday and Monday. (ANI)