JD(U) defends Sharad Yadav's 'dark skinned' remark, says intention was not wrong

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.

Updated: Mar 14, 2015, 16:12 PM IST

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:

 

(With ANI inputs)