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‘Women with lipstick, bob cut will come forward’: Senior RJD leader’s remark on women quota sparks row

Senior Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Abdul Bari Siddiqui. PTI file

Whereas the nation celebrated the passage of the Ladies’s Reservation Invoice in each Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha through the Particular Parliamentary Session earlier this month, a senior RJD chief Abdul Bari Siddiqui stoked an argument Saturday saying ladies with lipsticks and bob-cut hairstyles would come ahead within the title of reservation.

“Those with lipsticks and bob cut hairstyles would come forward in the name of women’s reservation. The government should instead provide reservations for women belonging to backward communities,” Siddique stated throughout an tackle in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur.

The chief additionally requested his supporters to keep away from watching tv and steer clear of social media till the 2024 Lok Sabha elections conclude.

“You should stop watching the TV and spending time on social media without using your brains,” he stated.

Siddiqui’s defence

The senior Rashtriya Janata Dal chief later stated that he didn’t intend to harm anybody’s sentiments by making the assertion.

He stated, “In that rally, hundreds of rural women were there… I used that language to explain to the rural woman in their language.”

He added, “My intention was not to hurt anyone… If someone is hurt, I express regret… It was a gathering of extremely backward classes and I was teaching them… RJD had been in support of Women’s Reservation since the beginning…”

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