After Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Raghav Chadha recently sparked controversy by calling Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu, “the Rakhi Sawant of Punjab politics”, on Saturday. Rakhi has now herself addressed the situation and responded to the name-calling.
While interacting with the media, when asked to comment on the scenario, she lashed out at the AAP politician and said, “Raghav Chadha, stay away from me and my name. Jo Mr Chadha ho na, mera naam loge toh tumhara chadha utaar dungi. Mr Chadha, aap khud dekhiye aapko mere naam ki zaroorat padd gaye trending mein aane ke liye. Toh aap socho main kaise trending mein rehti hoon (Mr Chadha, you had to use my name to trend on social media. Think, how I trend almost every other day),” Rakhi said.
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Furthermore, Rakhi’s husband Ritesh, who is a UK-based businessman also showed support for his wife on Twitter. In a series of tweets, Ritesh warned Raghav against using his wife’s name in a political controversy. Rakhi shared a screenshot of her husband’s tweets and shared it on Instagram.
“My husband responded to raghav Chadha. Mujhe abhi tak akele jaan kar log satate the. Aaj ye kahate huye mere aakho me aasu hai ke aaj mera bhi koi hai , jo mere maan samman ke raksha ke leye khada hai. Thanks my dear husband,” she wrote.
For the uninitiated, the entire controversy erupted when Chadha, on Friday, tweeted, “The Rakhi Sawant of Punjab politics -Navjot Singh Sidhu- has received a scolding from Congress high command for non-stop rant against Capt. Therefore today, for a change, he went after Arvind Kejriwal. Wait till tomorrow for he shall resume his diatribe against Capt with vehemence.”
Chadha’s comment came after Sidhu had earlier criticised Arvind Kejriwal in his video message on Twitter. Along with it, he tweeted, “Exploitation of farmers and decreasing prices even on crops where MSP is announced – @ArvindKejriwal Ji you notified the Private Mandi’s central black law! Has it been de-notified or the masquerading is still going on? “
Hitting back at Chadha after the ‘Rakhi Sawant’ jibe, Navjot Singh said the former is still descending from the apes and the monkeys. Taking to Twitter, he wrote, “They say man descended from the apes and the monkeys, Looking at your mind Raghav Chadha. I believe you are still descending! You still have not answered my question about notifying the Farm Laws by your Government.”
Chadha’s jibe at Sidhu didn’t go down too well with netizens and he received flak for being a ‘misogynist’.
“Excuse me, what has Rakhi Sawant to do with this?” wrote one user. “Didn’t expect this awful misogyny from you Raghav. You have to conflate an insult to a rival with a woman. Shameful. Apologise to Rakhi Sawant,” another one commented.
Rakhi was last seen on ‘Bigg Boss 14’ and was known for her crazy antics on the show. She was one of the finalists of the reality show where Rubina Dilaik emerged as the winner.