SunstarTV Bureau: The statement given by Uttarakhand Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat ‘that due to a lack of values, young people, including women, follow strange fashion trends these days by wearing jeans ripped at the knees’ . Which provoked Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Thursday took a dig at BJP leaders over the controversy, tweeting pictures of various saffron party leaders in ‘khaki’ half pants with the caption: “Oh my God!!! Their knees are showing.“The Congress strongly condemns this kind of thinking towards women. We demand that Prime Minister Narendra Modi should ask the Uttarakhand Chief Minister to apologise immediately,” she said.
Congress leader Alka Lamba also attacked the BJP over the remarks, alleging that many leaders have made similar comments against women in the past, and the country at a rage as the latest remarks have come from a Chief Minister.Lamba also warned that if Rawat didn’t apologise, the BJP will have to replace him as the women of the country will launch an agitation to expose the BJP leaders and their mindset.
To which Congress General Seceratary remarks “The Congress feels that the women of the country have complete freedom to eat, wear or speak whatever they want according to the Constitution . Leading the topic to a new turn on Tuesday Rawat stated, “Showing bare knees by wearing ripped jeans just to look like rich kids is the value given now which is just a race towards westernisation when the western world today are following us. Ripped jeans pave the way for societal breakdown and is a bad example for children.” Further adds youngsters who go to the market to buy ripped jeans, and if they do not find one, they cut their jeans using scissors.