Raking up a controversy, Janata Dal (United) leader Sharad Yadav has said that ‘honour of vote is important than that of daughter’s’.
“Honour of vote is bigger and important than honour of daughter. If daughter’s honour is compromised, it only affects the village or community but if the vote’s honour is compromised, it impacts the entire nation,” Yadav said.
“Ballot paper ke bare mein samjhane ki zarurat hai… Beti ki izzat se vote ki izzat badi hai… Beti ki izaat jayegi to gaon aur mohalle ki izzat jayegi aur vote ek baar bik gaya to desh ki izzat jayegi,” Yadav said.
The former National President of JD (U) was addressing a public gathering on Tuesday in Bihar’s capital, when he raised brows of many by quoting this controversial remark.
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Yadav says nothing demeaning in his remark
“This is an image that vote and daughter, both are a matterof honour. I didn’t say anything demeaning. Everyone’s perspective is different but those who are taking it wrongly are misleading others as well. It is not appropriate,” Yadav said.
He added that as daughters are loved by their parents, likewise the vote is also as valuable to the people. Only then will society and the nation flourish under a good government.
“Votes are like engines of the Constitution, they are the driving force. The society’s wellbeing depends on votes. Therefore, love and affection towards the vote and daughters should be similar,” he said.