On Ramdev's ‘salwar’ remark, TMC's Mahua says ‘Now I know why baba ran away in…’

Published on Nov 27, 2022 06:19 AM IST

Yoga guru Ramdev was heard saying at a yoga camp in Maharashtra's Thane that women look good in “sarees, salwar suits and even if they wear nothing.”

TMC MP Mahua Moitra and yoga guru Baba Ramdev.(PTI, AP)
TMC MP Mahua Moitra and yoga guru Baba Ramdev.(PTI, AP)

Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Mahua Moitra slammed yoga guru and businessman Ramdev for his controversial remarks on women's clothes during a yoga camp in Maharashtra's Thane. Ramdev was heard saying at a yoga camp that women look good in sarees, salwar suits and even if they wear nothing.

"You look good in sarees, you look good in salwar suits like Amruta ji, and you look good when like me you wear nothing..." the yoga guru had said while pointing out that many women at the event brought sarees but did not get the time to wear them because of back-to-back events.

Maharashtra deputy chief minister Devendra Fadnavis's wife Amruta Fadnavis was sitting alongside Ramdev when the yoga guru made the comment. Maharashtra chief minister Eknath Shinde's son and MP Shrikant Shinde was also present at the event.

TMC MP Mahua Moitra took a swipe at Ramdev by referring to the 2011 incident when the yoga guru was caught by police in a dramatic manner while trying to flee in a woman's attire.

“Now I know why Patanjali baba ran away from Ramlila Maidan in women’s clothes. He says he likes sarees, salwars and ……” the Lok Sabha member tweeted. “Clearly got a strabismus in his brain that makes his views so lop-sided.”

Condemning Ramdev's remarks, Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chief Swati Maliwal on Friday said that the yoga guru-businessman should apologise for his comment insulting women.

"Swami Ramdev's remarks on women in front of the wife of the Deputy chief minister of Maharashtra are indecent and condemnable. All women have been hurt by this statement, Baba Ramdevji should apologise to the country for this statement!" Maliwal tweeted.

Shiv Sena (Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray) leader Sanjay Raut asked why Amruta Fadnavis had not protested when the comment was made. "The government remains silent when the Governor makes an insulting remark on Shivaji, when Karnataka chief minister threatens to take Maharashtra villages to Karnataka and now when BJP campaigner Ramdev insults women. Has the government mortgaged its tongue to Delhi?" Sanjay Raut told reporters.

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