Shazia Ilmi more beautiful than Kiran Bedi, could have won BJP Delhi polls: Katju

Justice Markandey Katju has done it again. After suggesting to make Bollywood actor Katrina Kaif 'President of India', the former chairman of the Press Council of India on Friday said that BJP leader Shazia Ilmi is much more beautiful than the party's chief ministerial candidate Kiran Bedi.

By Tarun Khanna | Last Updated: Jan 30, 2015, 19:43 PM IST
Shazia Ilmi more beautiful than Kiran Bedi, could have won BJP Delhi polls: Katju

New Delhi: Justice Markandey Katju has done it again. After suggesting to make Bollywood actor Katrina Kaif 'President of India', the former chairman of the Press Council of India on Friday said that BJP leader Shazia Ilmi is much more beautiful than the party's chief ministerial candidate Kiran Bedi.

Katju, who took to Twitter, said that Shazia Ilmi is much more beautiful than Kiran Bedi and had she been the BJP's CM face, the party would certainly have won the Delhi elections.

Citing an example of Croatia's President Grabar-Kitarovic, Katju wrote, “People vote for beautiful faces, as in Croatia. Even a person like me who does not vote would have voted for Shazia.”

However, immediately responding to the criticism he faced on the social-networking site for his post, he said that the tweet was in lighter vein and should be construed as such.

He had earlier raised eyebrows by posting on his personal blog that he wants Katrina Kaif to be the next president of India.

In his blog he wrote that he was inspired by the election of Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović as the president of Croatia and is in favour of electing beautiful women on all posts.

I am always in favour of electing beautiful women, like film actresses, on all posts. This is because politicians will promise the moon, but not do anything for the public welfare. So since you must have someone, why not vote for a beautiful face? At least you will get some momentary happiness looking at her face in the media. Otherwise you will get nothing at all. I suggest we make Katrina Kaif the next President of India, but on condition, that she sings ' Sheela ki Jawaani' on her inaugural!” excerpts from his blog.