Last Update: 21 August 2022 at 6:31 PM IST
Rajasthan minister Govind Ram Meghwal has courted controversy by saying that it is unfortunate that women in the country India Still look at the moon through a sieve and pray for her husband’s long life on ‘Karva Chauth’ while people in developed countries live in a world of science.
His remarks on Saturday drew sharp criticism from the BJP, which demanded an apology from him and asked Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot to take action against his ally.
“Women in China and America are living in the world of science, but it is unfortunate that even today on Karva Chauth, women look through a sieve, talking about the longevity of their husbands. But a husband never sees a sieve for his wife’s long life.’ “People are pushing (others) into superstition, they are fighting others in the name of religion and caste,” he said.
Gehlot was also present at the venue. BJP state spokesperson and MLA Ramlal Sharma has hit out at the minister, saying that he should be aware that astronaut Kalpana Chawla had gone to space and many Indian women were working as pilots.
He has insulted crores of women of the country. He should apologize and withdraw the statement. The chief minister should take action against him,” Sharma said. The BJP leader said Indian women are known to follow traditions and they know how to strike a balance between their personal and professional lives.
However, Meghwal later told reporters that he was only promoting scientific temper and education. I am not against Karva Chauth. Anyone who wants to follow it can do it. I was talking about the importance of scientific temper,” he said.