Amid uproar over Uttarakhand Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat’s ripped denims remark, his wife defended his assertion on Thursday, saying his phrases had been not being presented in full context. In an announcement by means of a video right here, Rawat’s wife Rashmi Tyagi mentioned that all the context in which he made the remark is not being described.
“He (Tirath Singh Rawat) said that women’s participation is unprecedented in building the society and the country. It is the responsibility of the women of our country to save our cultural heritage, save our identity, save our costumes,” Rashmi, who has been Miss Meerut, clarified.
At an occasion on Tuesday, Rawat criticised ladies for carrying ripped denims and questioned what values they’ll impart to their youngsters, triggering a protest from opposition events.
The Uttarakhand chief minister mentioned attributable to an absence of values, children nowadays observe unusual style traits and think about themselves to be massive photographs after carrying denims ripped on the knees, whereas ladies additionally observe such traits.
He mentioned children go to the market to purchase ripped denims and in the event that they do not discover one, they minimize their denims utilizing scissors.
Rawat went on to explain the apparel of a girl, who as soon as sat subsequent to him on a flight.
He mentioned the lady was carrying boots, denims ripped on the knees and several other bangles in her fingers with two youngsters travelling together with her. “She runs an NGO, goes out in the society and has two children, but she wears jeans ripped at the knees. What values will she impart?” he requested.
Senior Congress chief Kapil Sibal mentioned he was “shocked” by Rawat’s assertion.
In an announcement, Uttarakhand Congress chief Pritam Singh termed Rawat’s remarks “shameful” and demanded that he apologise to ladies.
State Congress spokesperson Garima Dasauni added that it would not behove a chief minister to make a derogatory remark about somebody’s sartorial decisions and mentioned such feedback can damage public sentiment.
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) slammed Rawat over his “distasteful” remarks.
Rawat did discover assist in his get together colleague, Surendra Singh, MLA from Bairia in Uttar Pradesh. Men and ladies, he mentioned, have to put on “decent clothes” and ladies, particularly daughters, are the household’s “prestige” and should behave in a dignified method.
In a reply to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s tweet congratulating Rawat on his oath ceremony as Uttarakhand CM, RJD chief Rabri Devi blasted the ruling get together for making an attempt to outline identification and tradition by means of one’s garments.