Bengaluru, March 17: While he is yet to participate in a debate over his statements, the country has already started a debate on it. Sharad Yadav, the man who has made headlines by making comments on women's complexions, faced criticism on micro-blogging site Twitter.
People on Twitter have been debating over his controversial statement which created uproar in the Parliament as well. Though he tried to defend himself and justified his remark, his statement did not go well with women, especially with Union Minister Smriti Irani.
The JD(U) leader might not have thought that his remark can make headlines day after day when he had got away lightly in the Parliament.
Yadav, during the debate on the insurance bill in the Rajya Sabha, said, "Your god is dark like Ravi Shankar Prasad, but your matrimonial ads insist on white-skinned brides."
Referring to complexion of south Indian women, he said, "The women of the south are dark but they are as beautiful as their bodies... We don't see it here. They know (how to) dance."
Smriti Irani, responding sharply, said the member should not comment on the complexion of women in any way.
"I appeal through you (chair) to the gentleman, do not make comments about the colour of any woman's skin. You (Yadav) are a senior member, a very wrong message is going to the rest of the country," she said.
Yadav responded by saying: "I strongly refute the allegation." However, people in the country share similar thoughts like Irani. #SharadDoesItAgain has been trending on Twitter since Monday, March 16.
Here are a few tweets which have reactions against Yadav's remark:
We have tharky people like Sharad Yadav in society and we blame RAPIST for everything. #SharadDoesItAgain— Nitesh Vijayvargiya (@NittiVijay) March 17, 2015
Its a shame to hear that... #SharadDoesItAgain Should we unite against it and do the needful for the society?— Y Ranjan (@YRanjan1983) March 17, 2015
#SharadDoesItAgain & politicians keep doing it. Sexist remarks r nothing in India. D worst part is no action is taken 2 curb such behaviour.— Reema Roy (@ReemaRoy212) March 17, 2015
#SharadDoesItAgain:Surprisng that All R Denoncing Only His RemrkOnColor while Ignoring HisGesturesWith Hindi Word"GolaOfLadies".SoInsultng!— Sur_Indra(Musician) (@skarya) March 17, 2015
When Sharad Yadav gets admitted in hospital, he insists on getting treated by only fair colored nurses & doctors! #SharadDoesItAgain— Sarthak Sharma (@sarthak318) March 17, 2015
#SharadDoesItAgain :It is a news to me that Sharad has been awarded the best Parliamentarian award too.It shud be taken back.Doesn't deserve— SudhirBharg (@sudhirbharg) March 16, 2015
The people shocked at Sharad Yadav's words have obviously never met any MP in real life #SharadDoesItAgain— IndiaSpeaks (@IndiaSpeaksPR) March 16, 2015
JD (U) just stumped Arnab Goswami by reminding him of Times Now insulting Deepika Padukone. #SharadDoesItAgain— Reality bites (@Realitybytes51) March 16, 2015
How could govt fight a woman abuser on streets when it is unable to fight such a person on the floor of the august house #SharadDoesItAgain— DaringDeepa (@DaringDeepa) March 16, 2015