New Delhi: Defending the derogatory 'dark skinned' remark of JD(U) senior leader Sharad Yadav in Rajya Sabha, another party leader KC Tyagi on Saturday said that though his choice of words was wrong, his intention was clear.
While speaking to ANI, Tyagi said, “He might have made wrong selection of words, but his intention was not wrong.”
Yadav drew a lot of flak when he allegedly made a remark during the debate on the Insurance Bill in Rajya Sabha on Thursday and said: "The women of south are beautiful, their bodies...their skin ...They aren't made like this here. They know dance".
The senior JD(U) leader also described the proposal to raise foreign investment cap to 49 percent as a reflection of an obsession with fair skin.
"Here people are awed by fair skin. In our matrimonials too we look for gori, gori (fair skin)," he said.
His remarks upset the Twitteratis, who condemned the statement through various tweets. Here are some of the tweets:
#Sexist remarks by Sharad Yadav. "South Indian women are dark, can dance" shouldnt he be sacked from the parliament? Parliament at its Low
— shaiLa anchan *BDL* (@anchan_shaila) March 14, 2015
Sharad Yadav's remark about South Indian women's bodies reveals more about North Indian men's minds. Discuss
— RushdieExplainsIndia (@RushdieExplains) March 13, 2015
Bihar politician Sharad Yadav refuses to apologise for his sexist remark, A feudal, bigoted,casteist politician whose views are condemnable
— Mohandas Pai (@MDPai05) March 13, 2015
No idea what idiot Sharad Yadav meant by his misogynist racial comment on South Indian women. Maybe all he wanted was to trend on Twitter.
— गीतिका (@ggiittiikkaa) March 13, 2015
(With ANI inputs)