Patna: Rajya Sabha Member of Parliament (MP) and Janata Dal (United) leader today landed himself in a controversy after passing comment on daughter’s prestige by saying honour of votes comes above the honour of daughter’s.
The JD(U) leader while addressing a gathering of party workers in Bhiar’s capital city Patna gave this ridicules statement as he quoted saying, “beti ki izzat se vote ki izzat badi hai (the honour of vote comes above the honour of the daughter’s).”
Later, while justifying his comment he further said, “If daughter’s honour is compromised than it will bring shame to a village or a community but if votes are sold, it impacts our nation.”
On other hand, his party colleague KC Tyagi defended Sharad Yadav’s statement and said his comments should not be taken in a wrong way.
Reacting on Sharad Yadav’s remarks, National Commission for Women (NCW) chief Lalitha Kumaramangalam said a notice will be sent to him asking him to appear before the commission.
Lalitha added, “Over and over he has done it. It has nothing has to do with politics. There are so many people like with him who demean women. We feel very strongly about it.”