Lady Politicians Are Just Askin’ For It

24 Mar

Esteemed Indian logician and Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav is very concerned:

If the women’s reservation bill were to be passed in its existing form, it would result in flooding the parliament and state legislatures with wives of government officials and women connected with big industrial houses, thereby provoking young men to indulge in eve-teasing.

As a member of Parliament, Mr. Yadav must know his colleagues better than the rest of us.  How wonderful it is to know that Indian democracy is so devoted to proper representation, it sees no difference between Parliament and the odd city street corner. It also sheds an interesting light on his family life: daughter in law Dimple is a budding seat warmer. Following his logic, Mr. Yadav is thus in favor of Ms. Dimple, er, coming to harm. Drama!

Meanwhile, his remarks deeply offended his former BFF and India’s supreme crusader for the honor and rights of women, Amar Singh:

“It is a sexist, Talibani and a cheap remark, which hurts womanhood.”…Singh claimed while the SP chief supports quota within quota for Muslim and OBC women, there have been instances when he has openly favoured “rich and good-looking” women within the party over those who came from humble backgrounds, while distributing party posts and tickets.

Constant companion and yesteryear hot babe Jaya Prada chimed in that nobody had ever said anything to her in Parliament. Someone tried it on with Hema Malini  and they were really, really sorry.*

* Only in my imagination.


Posted by on March 24, 2010 in Newsmakers, Politics


11 responses to “Lady Politicians Are Just Askin’ For It

  1. Amey

    March 24, 2010 at 3:17 pm

    The only valid (but politically incorrect) part of that statement is that, “it would result in flooding the parliament and state legislatures with wives of government officials and women connected with big industrial houses”. Of course, he forgot to add politicians in that sentence.

    • Amrita

      March 24, 2010 at 3:25 pm

      Not only did he forget to add politicians, he forgot to say, “politicians like myself”.

  2. shilpadesh

    March 24, 2010 at 3:43 pm

    I am against reservations but that is the most ridiculous bahana I have heard against them. Mulayam has no brains. Seems like he was talking about politicians like him!

  3. apu

    March 25, 2010 at 1:06 am

    “Esteemed Indian logician”? bwahahahahahaha.

  4. apu

    March 25, 2010 at 1:07 am

    Hey, where did my comment vanish? 😦

  5. buddy

    March 25, 2010 at 12:11 pm

    i like this post

  6. Veena

    March 25, 2010 at 12:41 pm

    Eve-teasing is the best excuse ever!! Thanks for sharing these profound thoughts… and for the laughs.

  7. shilpadesh

    March 25, 2010 at 12:55 pm

    And Eve Teasing is such a mild word for all the sexual abuse.

  8. ramesh

    March 26, 2010 at 1:57 pm

    sign of tmes that poor amar singh’s rant got no media coverage .. wicked captions though

  9. Amrita

    March 27, 2010 at 2:28 pm

    Shilpadesh – I used to be against the reservations until I read the argument against it 😀 (only partly kidding)

    Apu – well do you know anybody else who could come up with that bit of “logic”? :mrgreen:

    Buddy – I wish the source material didn’t exist.

    Veena – he should know his people best, right? 😀

    Ramesh – I feel vaguely sad for Amar Singh. I always thought he was a snake who’d somehow manage to slither through and now…

  10. sachita

    March 28, 2010 at 11:31 pm

    why is this post littered with Sonia Gandhi – doesnt she fall under the wives of politicans who wont be eve teased acc. to Mulayam Singh Yadav’s theory.

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