Senior Bihar politician and JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav's comments on "Dark skinned south Indian women" while participating in a debate on the Insurance bill in Rajya Sabha has drawn criticism from activists and politicians cutting across party lines. While speaking on the floor of the house, describing the main features of the Insurance Bill, he commended, “Here people are awed by fair skin. Matrimonial ads also ask for fair skinned brides. The proposal to raise foreign investment is a symptom of this obsession.” “In the entire country there are more saanvle (dark skinned) men. The women of south are beautiful, their bodies...their skin ...We don’t see it here. They know dance,” he said.
The insensitive comments from Sharad Yadav is not for the first time, previously also he had made desirable remarks. The unfortunate aspect is that the people present in the house was enjoying his insensitive commends which does not have any relation to the subject matter on discussion. Even women members have not raised their objection. How can women be safer when people like Sharad Yadav is playing the role of a law-maker. It is time for the people of this country to raise their voice against these rogue parliamentarians. The leader who is not able to win the election has entered through house of elders. The outcry has to be voracious, so that he has to apologise for his desirable remarks and resign and get out of the parliament.