Janta Dal (United) leader Sharad Yadav on January 24 said that “voting” is a bigger honor than one’s “daughter’s honor”.
To make matters worse, Yadav, who was addressing a public gathering in Patna, went further ahead to explain his statement and added,
“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. If a daughter’s honour is violated, her neighbourhood and her village lose their honour, but if a vote is sold, it is the country’s honour that goes. All our dreams for the future evaporate.”
Here is what happened,
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This is not the first time that Yadav has made such statements against women.
Last year, during a Rajya Sabha session, he had attacked women by saying,
“Your god is dark like (Union minister) Ravi Shankar Prasad (present in the House), but your matrimonial ads insist on white-skinned brides.”
But when Union Minister Smriti Irani had tried to intervene and say he cannot make such comments on the color of women’s skin, Yadav had gotten agitated and ‘defend’ himself by becoming more offensive.
He had immediately retorted Irani and said,
‘I know what you are.”