MP apologises in parliament for comment on women's 'dignified dressing'

MP apologises for comment on women
New Delhi, Aug 8: Murli Mohan Maganti, a lawmaker from the Telugu Desam Party or TDP has offered to apologise for his comments in a Parliament speech, after his stern lesson to women on the virtues of "dignified dressing" drew sharp protests.

The 74-year-old MP from Rajahmundry in Andhra Pradesh, said during a debate yesterday in the Lok Sabha on crime against women, "To uphold the tradition of Indian culture, I would earnestly appeal to all my sisters and girls to dress in a dignified manner."

Women members in the House were appalled and strongly censured the remark by Mr Maganti, who is an actor turned politician.

He later said, "My intentions are good. I hold women in high esteem. If I have hurt anybody's feeling I apologise."

Attempting to explain his comments, the lawmaker said, "As per our Indian culture, I asked them to wear dignified clothes.

He said he would meet the Speaker on Friday.

"In the House I will clarify it and if they will feel that I was wrong, I will apologize," he said.

With IANS inputs

OneIndia News

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