Janata Sal United leader, Ali Anwar, has made a shameful statement for Smriti Irani, who was recently moved out of HRD ministry in the cabinet reshuffle.
Reacting to Irani’s departure from the important HRD ministry, Anwar said, “Good that Irani has been elected as textile minister it will help her cover body.”
After facing widespread condemnation for his misogynistic remarks for a woman minister, Anwar issued clarification stating that he “was referring to the bodies of the people in general.”
BJP’s spokesperson, Sambit Patra said, “Absolutely Appalling ..really can’t believe that people can fall to this level!”
Absolutely Appalling ..really can't believe that people can fall to this level! https://t.co/9pQOFzpj5U
— Sambit Patra (@sambitswaraj) July 6, 2016
BJP MP and Bollywood actor, Paresh Rawal, said, “You can’t be angry with Ali Anwar for being Ali Anwar …”
The JDU leader faced Twitter roasting on social media too. He has yet to apologise for the his obnoxious comments targetting a woman cabinet minister.
Here are some reactions.
Shameful and utterly unacceptable! Ali Anwar must apologise or action shud follow. Will get report done too! https://t.co/R4qbZsFpYa
— Rifat Jawaid (@RifatJawaid) July 7, 2016
#SmritiSexismVictim shame on anwar ali. No matter how much a woman is covered, some ppl r nvr able to see the clothes, specially the pigs!
— Bhartiya (@gary_agg) July 6, 2016
— HindolSengupta (@HindolSengupta) July 6, 2016
— Priyanka Ranjan (@priyanka4nation) July 6, 2016
— Sumit Katiyar (@iSKatiyar) July 6, 2016
— Rahul Kaushik (@kaushkrahul) July 6, 2016