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Woman MPs demand apology over sexist remarks but Sharad Yadav defiant

Mar 16, 2015 01:13 PM IST Politics Politics
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New Delhi: Sexist comments made by Janata Dal United chief Sharad Yadav last week created uproar in Parliament with women MPs demanding an apology from him. A defiant Yadav, however, refused to apologise claiming that he never disrespected women.

"I want to say that in India, women with dark complexion are more in number. Even in world, they are more in number. And for that, I am ready to debate with any power of the world. We are in favour of respecting women," Yadav said.

Staying firm on their stand, woman MPs demanded apology from him. "I appeal to you to not pass any comment on anyone's skin colour. You are a senior member of the House and there is a very wrong message going outside," BJP leader Smriti Irani said.

DMK leader Kanimozhi too joined Irani in her protest against Yadav. "Women from all parties are together, we demand a regret on it," she said.

BJP leader and Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad also disapproved Yadav's comments. "He made a comment about dark complexion and after that made a comment about South Indian women. In that I was also shown, I remained quiet. I completely disassociate, I completely disapprove of the comment. I request him to kindly withdraw this comment," he said.

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