Unattractive rural women can't win polls: Mulayam Singh

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    BARABANKI/LUCKNOW: Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav kicked up a row with his remark that rural women will not benefit from the Women Reservation Bill because they are not as attractive as those from the affluent class.

    Mulayam, whose party is in power in Uttar Pradesh and is an outside supporter of UPA government, made the comment while articulating his opposition to the long pending Women Reservation Bill.

    "Bade bade gharon ki ladkiya aur mahilayan kewal upar ja sakti hain...yaad rakhna...apko mauka nahi milega..hamare gaon ki mahila me akarshan itna nahin...,"(Only girls and women from affluent class can go forward...remember this..you (rural women) will not get a chance...Our rural women did not have that much attraction)," he said at a rally in Barabanki yesterday.

    Mulayam made the remark while claiming that if the Bill is passed, women belonging to the affluent class will march ahead while those from poor background will be further pushed back.

    The row over Mulayam's comment was a throwback to the controversy over his remark--dubbed as sexist--in 2010 that if the Women's Reservation Bill is passed it will fill Parliament with the kind of women who invite catcalls and whistles.

    Mulayam, whose party was then in the Opposition, had drawn flak from political parties and women's groups.

    At the meeting in Barabanki, Mulayam said he opposed the bill since it will benefit only the affluent class and those belonging to weaker sections will be further suppressed.

    The Bill proposes 33 per cent reservation for women in the Lok Sabha and State Assemblies.

    BJP spokesperson Nirmala Sitharaman condemned Mulayam's remark and said there is a need to get out of the "mindset" of looking at women from the prism of whether they are attractive. "We are not a commodity, women have a big contribution to make," she added.

    Talking to reporters today at a sidelines of a function in Lucknow, Mulayam said his party could consider supporting the Bill if Dalits, Muslims and backward classes were also taken care of under its ambit.

    "I have opposed the Bill earlier...It has been amended and if Dalits, Muslims and backward class are taken care of in it, we can consider supporting it," he added.

    "We always feel that men and women should work shoulder to shoulder but women are still suppressed in the society," he added.

    Unattractive rural women can't win polls: Mulayam Singh - The Times of India
     
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    How did Mayawati win the Elections in U.P. then ? How smart and attractive is he ''Mr. Mulayam Singh" himself ? How stupid ! :frusty:
     
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    Give example of your daughter in law to back your claim mulayam.:thumb: He's partially right about high class women but about attractive, that's not necessary.
     
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    So, how did Mulayam Singh Yadav win elections? He's 'unattractive', most certainly 'rural' and from the looks of this statement, most definitely 'a woman'. And I say that with absolutely no sense of male chauvinism, whatsoever.
     
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    His son must be so ashamed.
     
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    Rural women not attractive, won't gain from women's quota bill: Mulayam

    Barabanki/Lucknow: Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav kicked up a row with his remark that rural women will not benefit from the Women Reservation Bill because they are not as attractive as those from the affluent class. Mulayam, whose party is in power in Uttar Pradesh and is an outside supporter of UPA government, made the comment while articulating his opposition to the long pending Women Reservation Bill.

    "Bade bade gharon ki ladkiya aur mahilayan kewal upar ja sakti hain...yaad rakhna...apko mauka nahi milega..hamare gaon ki mahila me akarshan itna nahin...,"(Only girls and women from affluent class can go forward...remember this..you (rural women) will not get a chance...Our rural women did not have that much attraction)," he said at a rally in Barabanki on Thursday.

    Mulayam made the remark while claiming that if the Bill is passed, women belonging to the affluent class will march ahead while those from poor background will be further pushed back. The row over Mulayam's comment was a throwback to the controversy over his remark - dubbed as sexist - in 2010 that if the Women's Reservation Bill is passed it will fill Parliament with the kind of women who invite catcalls and whistles.

    Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav made the comment while opposing the quota bill.

    Mulayam, whose party was then in the Opposition, had drawn flak from political parties and women's groups. At the meeting in Barabanki, Mulayam said he opposed the bill since it will benefit only the affluent class and those belonging to weaker sections will be further suppressed.

    The Bill proposes 33 per cent reservation for women in the Lok Sabha and State Assemblies.

    BJP spokesperson Nirmala Sitharaman condemned Mulayam's remark and said there is a need to get out of the "mindset" of looking at women from the prism of whether they are attractive. "We are not a commodity, women have a big contribution to make," she added.

    Talking to reporters on Friday at a sidelines of a function in Lucknow, Mulayam said his party could consider supporting the Bill if Dalits, Muslims and backward classes were also taken care of under its ambit. "I have opposed the Bill earlier...It has been amended and if Dalits, Muslims and backward class are taken care of in it, we can consider supporting it," he added. "We always feel that men and women should work shoulder to shoulder but women are still suppressed in the society," he added.

    Rural women not attractive, won't gain from women's quota bill: Mulayam- Politics News- IBNLive
     
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