The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday termed Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu’s comments where he likened Prime Minister Narendra Modi to a "bride who pretends to work” as sexist and racist. Earlier, Sidhu had quoted a controversy saying, “PM Modi is like that bride who makes less rotis but makes more noise so that the neighbourhood knows she is working.” The BJP also hit out at Navjot Singh Sidhu for another controversial request to people to vote 'kale angrez' out of power.
"Sidhu ji, this is new India. Here women don't just exist to make bread at home, but carry the country forward. You might remember that earlier too, Sidhu ji had said that when Michelle Obama enters the kitchen of the White House to make bread, she will be surprised to note that some items are from Lucknow there. He thinks even Michelle Obama is good enough just for making bread," said Sambit Patra said at a press conference.
On Friday, the Election Commission issued a fresh show cause notice to Navjot Singh Sidhu for prima facie violating the model code of conduct by making alleged disparaging remarks against Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The poll panel had received a complaint from the BJP that Sidhu, during a rally in Madhya Pradesh on April 29, had made disparaging comments about PM Modi.
The poll panel had in April censured Sidhu for allegedly warning the Muslim community that efforts were on to divide their votes in Bihar, and barred him from campaigning for 72 hours.