What kind of a man are you? Twitter reacts to Sharad Yadav's sexist rant

The controversy over the sexist remarks of JD-U leader refused to die down as he remained unapologetic in the Rajya Sabha.

 |  3-minute read |   17-03-2015
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The controversy over the sexist remarks of JD-U leader Sharad Yadav refused to die down as he remained unapologetic in the Rajya Sabha that witnessed uproar briefly on Monday over his defiant attitude.

Calls to him to desist from such a language and withdraw his remarks over the colour and body of South Indian women fell on deaf ears as Yadav said he was ready to debate discrimination based on colour.

"Why should I apologise? I raised a very important issue of discrimination on colour," he said.

"There has been a long struggle against discrimination based on colour... I am ready to participate in a debate any time," said Yadav.

With Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani appealing to him not to bring in issues like colour of women, the JD-U leader retorted in a tone of derision, "who are you?"

Irani reacted sharply to the remarks, asking Yadav to refrain from commenting on complexion of women in any manner. "I appeal through you (chair) to the gentleman, do not make comments about the colour of any woman's skin. I beg of you. You (Sharad Yadav) are a senior member, a very wrong message is going to the rest of the country," she said.

Yadav responded saying: "I strongly refute the allegation."From Gandhi to Lohia, I have all the record of what has been said about women. A lot of struggle has been done for women with dark complexion," he said.

This is how Twitter responded to his remarks.

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