New Delhi, Feb 2: Alleging a 'malicious campaign' on the social media against Mrs Priyanka gandhi vadra after she took over as All India Congress Committee's General Secretary, All India Mahila Congress president Sushmita Dev on Saturday urged all state presidents of AIMC to come together on a common platform and file an FIR in their respective police stations in this regard on Monday.
In her video message titled 'Betiyan Kyun Sharminda Ho' on Twitter, Ms Dev said, 'We are all very happy with decision of Ms Vadra taking over as general secretary of AICC, but I am shocked and saddened because of the type of mistreatment she underwent. Many BJP leaders have made bad comments on her. They have also started a campaign against her.'
'I am saddened that Mrs Priyanka Gandhi has also been targeted with such behaviour. Since she has become general secretary, many BJP leaders have made such comments that have saddened me. I will lodge an FIR in Delhi against this malicious campaign. I want my state presidents to lodge FIRs in the capitals of their respective states so that we can reach those who are running this dirty campaign," the AIMC president said. The Congress leader said she expects police officials in the state capitals to register FIRs and act against those behind this campaign.
'Politics must be a safe place for every woman. If Mahila Congress will not raise its voice against such behaviour, then in My view nobody will ever think of joining politics,' she added. The statement by the All India Mahila Congress comes days after senior BJP leader and Bihar Minister Vinod Narain Jha said Priyanka Gandhi has no other quality except being "very beautiful" and the party should remember that beauty does not garner votes.
Commenting on Priyanka Gandhi's entry into politics, senior BJP leader Kailash Vijayvargiya had said it was fielding "chocolaty" faces in Lok Sabha polls as it has a dearth of strong leaders. Later, Vijayvargiya had clarified his statement about "chocolaty" faces, saying that it was meant for Bollywood actors but not for any political leader.
Another BJP MLA Surendra Singh had compared Congress president Rahul Gandhi to Ravana and his sister Priyanka Gandhi to Surpanakha. (UNI)