BJP TIES IT­SELF UP IN KNOTS OVER RE­MARKS

Hindustan Times (Patna) - - NA­TION -

Mean­ing, women should know their lim­its to avert these as­saults.

The BJP rushed to Bhag­wat’s de­fence.“The present con­tro­versy re­lat­ing to cer­tain com­ments of RSS chief Mo­han Bhag­wat is to­tally un­called for and un­nec­es­sary. His com­ments are re­quired to be seen and un­der­stood in their en­tirety. He was re­fer­ring to In­dia’s ‘san­skar’, tra­di­tion and value sys­tem where re­spect for women oc­cu­pies a pride of place,” BJP chief spokesper­son Ravi Shankar Prasad said.

Bhag­wat had said in Silchar: “Such crimes won’t hap­pen in Bharat or the ru­ral ar­eas of the coun­try. Where ‘Bharat’ be­comes ‘In­dia’ with the in­flu­ence of western cul­ture, these type of in­ci­dents hap­pen.

Prasad, how­ever, dis­tanced him­self from Vi­jay­vargiya’s state­ment. How­ever, re­ac­tions to Bhag­wat’s state­ments were oth­er­wise se­vere.

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