Guna: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA from Madhya Pradesh PL Shakya has an advice for girls - do not make boyfriends and all will be well.
"Why do girls make boyfriends? If they stop doing this, the atrocities against them will stop," Shakya had said on Saturday said at an event at the Guna Government College. "A TV channel recently asked for my comment on atrocities against women in Madhya Pradesh. I told them what I told you just now," he added, PTI reported.
The MLA also wanted boys to refrain from embracing the "western culture of making girlfriends. "In our country, women are worshipped four times, therefore I am not ready to accept that they are tortured. The data can reveal anything. Western culture should be kept at bay. Neither girlfriend nor boyfriend should be allowed," he reiterated on Sunday, as per ANI.
Shakya went on to say that observing International Women's Day is a foreign tradition. "In the Indian philosophy, women are held in high regard and we celebrate Women's Day four times annually. We worship them four times," he said.
In December 2017, the BJP MLA had hit the headlines when he had declared Indian skipper Virat Kohli and Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma's marriage as 'unpatriotic' as they had tied the knot in Italy.
He had lashed out at Kohli questioning his decision to get married on a foreign land and not in India. "Ram, Krishna, Yudhishthira married in India... No one goes to a foreign land to get married like they did. He earned his money and fame in India and took it abroad," Shakya had said.
Virat and Anushka had got married at a private ceremony on December 11, 2017, in Tuscany, Italy with just family and close friends in attendance. Later they had hosted a reception in New Delhi on December 21 and a grand gala affair in Mumbai on December 26, 2018.
(With PTI inputs)