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BJP leader Moushumi Chatterjee defends sexist comment, says next generation needs to be told what to wear for own good

  • The veteran actor who recently joined BJP, faced a backlash from media after she told the anchor at an event not to wear jeans

  • Moushumi Chatterjee said that there is a need to tell the next generation what to wear for their own good

  • She also said that she gave her opinion to the girl as a mother, and an Indian woman

  • Chatterjee who was at an event in Surat along with other party leaders, also said that she joined BJP to do her bit for the nation

Surat: Moushumi Chatterjee, a veteran actor who recently joined BJP, faced a backlash from media after she told the anchor at an event not to wear jeans.

 BJP leader Moushumi Chatterjee defends sexist comment, says next generation needs to be told what to wear for own good

File image of Moushumi Chatterjee. ANI

While interacting with media, Chatterjee said that there is a need to tell the next generation what to wear for their own good. She further stated that she gave her opinion to the girl as a mother, and an Indian woman.

“You need to understand what to wear. You can’t wear jeans to the temple because it is uncomfortable. Wear salwar kameez or saree. This is our legacy,” Chatterjee said.

When quizzed about her decision to join BJP, Chatterjee who was at an event in Surat along with other party leaders said: “Joining BJP is not my proof of patriotism. I am doing my bit for the nation.”

Chatterjee contested 2004 Lok Sabha seat on Congress ticket and lost.

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Updated Date: Jan 24, 2019 19:13:31 IST