Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam has taken a dig at actor-politician Hema Malini for suggesting that the widows from other states should not stay in Vrindavan, said on Friday.
Criticising the BJP MP, Nirupam said, “Hema Malini has been an outsider all her life but she wants widows from other states to stay out of Vrindavan.“
The remarks from the Congress politician came even as Hema Malini sought to defend her remarks that widows from West Bengal and Bihar should not crowd Vrindavan in Uttar Pradesh.
Hema Malini said that she said this in the context of their deplorable condition in their respective states, alleging that they were being ignored in their home states and government there was not doing enough for them.
The 65-year-old BJP Lok Sabha MP also said she had not mentioned anything that she should be “ashamed of”.
Hema Malini, during a visit to her parliamentary constituency Mathura, had stoked a potential controversy when she said that Vrindavan, a holy town which is home to thousands of destitute women, should not be crowded by widows from other states like West Bengal and Bihar.