Murali Mohan comments on dress for women create flutters in Lok Sabha
August 8, 2014 - Hyderabad
Telugu Desam Party MP from Rajahmundry M Murali Mohan created a flutter in the Lok Sabha on Thursday with his comments that women should dress in a dignified manner.
Participating in a debate in the Lok Sabha on the rising number of atrocities against women and children, the TDP MP said that ‘…to uphold the tradition of our Indian culture, I would earnestly appeal to all my sisters, daughters and girls to dress dignifiedly’, and further said that ‘I would also appeal to all my brethren to treat every lady, woman as his own family member which will be a great tribute to Mother India’.
The remarks of Murali Mohan received widespread criticism and some women MP including Supriya Sule and Kumari Sushmita Dev demanded that his remarks be expunged. They wanted Murali Mohan be asked to leave the House.
Later speaking to media, Murali Mohan sought to clarify his remarks as said that ‘as per our culture, it is better to dress dignifiedly. Stop modern dress’, he advised women. ‘If they feel it is bad, I don’t mind to withdraw. If there are disturbed by my statement, I would like to apologize’, he said.