New Delhi, Feb 3: Congress President Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra on Friday slammed the Bharatiya Janata Party after Vinay Katiyar was included in its list of star campaigners for Uttar Pradesh.
"Really shocks me to see a name in star campaigner list with tainted past and who completely disrespects women with his comments. God save us!" Vadra said in a tweet.
He also clubbed a photograph of a newspaper cutting mentioning the name of BJP Rajya Sabha member Katiyar, along with veteran leader Murli Manohar Joshi and Varun Gandhi.
Reacting to Vadra's remark, Katiyar told ANI, "I don't want to comment on people who are themselves tainted."
Don’t want to comment on people who themselves are tainted: BJP MP Vinay Katiyar on Robert Vadra's remark pic.twitter.com/GPA6AnvYNs— ANI (@ANI_news) February 3, 2017
Katiyar courted controversy on January 25, after he said that there were "prettier star campaigners" in his party when Priyanka Gandhi Vadra was named the star campaigner for the Congress in the same state.
Commenting on Priyanka, the BJP leader told the media: "It doesn't make any difference. We have far more prettier women, heroines as star campaigners."
Earlier, Vadra also demanded an apology from Katiyar.