It is well known that how Janata Dal (United) leader Sharad Yadav is a sexist and he had always attacked women by insulting them at every possible opportunity. However, this time he made a horrendous comment on women.
Yadav on Tuesday insulted women, said “beti ki izzat se vote ki izzat badi hai (the honour of vote comes above the honour of daughter)”.
“It is very important to educate people in a big way about how the ballot paper works. The honour of being able to cast a vote is a much bigger honour than your daughter’s honour,” Yadav said, addressing a gathering.
“If a daughter’s honour is violated, her neighbourhood and her village lose their honour, but if a vote is sold, it impacts the entire nation. All our dreams for the future evaporate,” added the Rajya Sabha member.
It is not the first time Yadav has passed sexist remarks. To recall, in March 2015, he made comments on “dark-skinned south Indian women” during a debate on the Insurance Bill. His comments didn’t go down well on social media and earned the wrath.
“South ki mahila jitni khoobsurat hoti hai utna uska body poora dekne mein (hand moving in revolving motions)…. Woh nritya jaanti hai (Just as beautiful as South Indian women are, there is something about seeing their entire bodies. They know dancing),” he had said.
The JD(U) leader had later made a sexist remark directly aimed at then Human Resource Development minister Smriti Irani in Parliament.
Meanwhile, here is what Sharad Yadav said yesterday:
— ANI (@ANI_news) January 25, 2017