Sharad Pawar leaves no opportunity to demean Indian women. While delivering a speech in Patna yesterday, he said that the honour of a vote is more important than the honour of a woman.
He didn’t stop here. He substantiated his comment by giving an illogical example.
“If a daughter’s honour is violated, her neighbourhood and her village lose their honour, but if a vote is sold, it is the country’s honour that goes. All our dreams for the future evaporate”
His comment has drawn a lot of flak on twitter.
Sharad is notorious for making such sexist and misogynistic comments in the past also. In one of the Parliamentary sessions, he said that South Indians worship a dark god but their matrimonial sites insist on marrying their boys with white-skinned brides.
Sharad Yadav isn’t the only Indian politician fond of targeting women. Congress MP Sanjay Nirupam had told BJP MP Smriti Irani, “It is only 4 days of your entry into politics and you have become a political analyst. Aap toh TV par thumke lagati thi, aaj chunavi vishleshak ban gayi.”
Congress leader Digvijay Singh was also in news for his sexist comment directed towards Rakhi Sawant. While drawing a parallel between Delhi’s Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Bollywood actress Rakhi Sawant, he said that both try and expose, but with no substance.
It is sad to see our country’s change-makers badmouthing women without a shred of shame and guilt.
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