Indian leaders are always making gaffes and stirring up the pot for a new controversy every day through their statements. Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Pannalal Shakya commented that it is better for women to remain infertile than to give birth to kids who are not ‘sanskari’ and disrupt the way society works.

Hitting the opposition Congress party he accused of them for ignoring the wants and needs of poor. He said,

“The Congress came up with the slogan of ‘Gharibi Hatao’ but wiped out the poor instead. There are women who give birth to such leaders. Women should rather remain infertile than produce kids who are not ‘sanskari’ & who defile the society.”

According to sources, the BJP spokesperson also said that if a person gets recognized for something that makes everyone proud it is juxtaposed to Kaushalya who gave birth to Lord Ram.

This was not his first time that belittled women and showed his orthodoxical thinking. Earlier in March also, Shakya made a derogatory statement and advised that girls should not make boyfriends if they want to be safe and stop all the harassment against them. He quoted,

“Why do girls make boyfriends? If they stop doing this, the atrocities against them will stop”


Shakya also said that boys should not adopt the modern culture of westernisation and go out ‘making girlfriends’. He said that celebrating International Women’s Day is not our tradition.

Prior to this too, he came into limelight when he questioned Indian Cricket Captain Virat Kohli’s ‘patriotism’. He did this in December last year when Kohli married actress Anushka Sharma in Italy.

Is he just wanting to attract attention through negative publicity?



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