A few days ago in Uttarakhand, BJP crowned Tirath Singh Rawat as Chief Minister. The BJP hoped that they would speed up the pace of development in the state while staying away from controversies, but after taking office, the newly appointed CM Tirath Singh Rawat made a controversial statement on women’s clothes. After which he was fiercely trolled on social media. Apart from this, a large number of women ran online campaigns against him. At the same time, now Union Minister and senior BJP leader Smriti Irani has also responded on Tirath’s statement.
Smriti Irani’s response
Speaking at a media house program, Smriti Irani said that some things in the world are sacred, one of them is a woman. In such a situation, women are entitled to choose their way of life and live it.
“Irrespective, men, women, transgender, politicians have absolutely no business talking about how people dress, what they eat, what they do because ultimately our service is of policy making and ensuring rule of law. There have been faux pas made by many politicians — men and women,” the minister was quoted as saying by news agency PTI.
What was Tirath’s statement?
At a program a few days ago, Tirath Singh Rawat said that I had gone out for an event in the past and when I was sitting in a flight, there was a sister in my neighborhood. When I looked at them, there were gumboots underneath and jeans were torn near the knee. He had two children with him. I asked where to go, Behenji, said- I have to go to Delhi. I asked where the husband is, said – he is a professor at JNU. I asked- what do you do, said- I run an NGO.