Women kissing men in public is acceptable in the west, but in India, the same act may cost a politician his chair and an election ticket, Madhya Pradesh home minister Babulal Gaur has said.
Gaur has been in the news many times for his comments on women. Last year, he had said rapes in Tamil Nadu were lesser in number because women wear decent dresses and visit temples daily. He had also described rape as a social crime, saying "sometimes it's right, sometimes it's wrong".
MP's Babulal Gaur: In West, public kissing is sign of respect, here it might cost politician his chair
Gaur, who was speaking at a seminar on naturopathy at the BJP headquarters here, said he was once kissed by three women on the forehead in Russia. He also said that a few Russian women had asked him to show them how to wear a dhoti.
“Then, some more women tried to approach me but I kept them at a distance. Later, the wife of a senior Russian leader called me and asked me about my dress," said the octogenarian minister.
"Signalling towards my dhoti, she asked what was it? When I told him it was a dhoti, she asked me where was the zip? I said there is no zip. Then she asked does it have belt, I replied no. She grew more curious and wanted to know, how do I wear it. I said it can’t be shown in public,” he said at the function which was attended by BJP state president Nand Kumar Singh Chauhan and general secretary Arvind Menon.