Karnataka BJP MP slammed for scolding woman on not wearing 'bindi' on Women's Day

Bengaluru, Mar 9 (IANS): Karnataka BJP MP from Kolar, S. Muniswamy has been slammed for scolding a woman for not wearing a 'bindi' on her forehead at a public function held in the district on the occasion of International Women's Day.

The BJP MP was captured on camera questioning the woman for not wearing a 'bindi' despite her husband being alive. The Karnataka Congress had slammed the MP, saying that his attitude is an example of the saffron party's culture.

Muniswamy while visiting several stalls put up by women stopped at a stall run by a woman selling clothes.

Pointing that she is not wearing a bindi, the MP allegedly questioned her.

"Who allowed you to put up a stall here? Where is your bindi? Is your husband still alive? Isn't he?" the MP asked the woman.

The BJP leader later advised the woman to wear a bindi. Later, his followers taking advantage of the situation said that the woman lacked common sense for not wearing a bindi.

The Opposition Congress slammed the BJP-led state government for its regressive attitude towards women while highlighting that the incident had taken place on the occasion of the International Women's Day.

Karnataka Congress took to Twitter and said, "BJP MP is questioning why is a women not wearing a bindi. Before questioning women, BJP should answer why the party had not demanded compensation for floods? Why no questions on pending GST dues? Why no questions raised when injustice is meted out to Karnataka and Kannadigas?"

The Opposition Congress added: "Daughter of a BJP Mahila leader can wear jeans and run a 'Silly Souls Beef Cafe'; the children of BJP leaders can flaunt modern outfits and carry out business in foreign countries, but, Manusmriti is only for children of others."



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  • Rita, Germany

    Fri, Mar 10 2023

    It is height of their stupidness and power.Why he should question her why she didnt wear Bindi?HE IS NOT HER HUSBAND.He could have asked her if she had a meal or enough money ,why she is sell ing clothes instead of husband?Why husband no job etc.I am sure in their house women has nothing to say.Whether bindi itself brings her to eat ?Bindi must have gone wiped off with weather or sweat.But it shouldnt matter to him.He should do his work and walk off where as he doesnt people if they have work or enough to eat.

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  • Gangaram, Moodbidri

    Fri, Mar 10 2023

    Nana sontada nool paddera ijja pand thuvere matra baki mukul!!!

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  • Sheikh Najeeb, Udupi / Dubai

    Fri, Mar 10 2023

    Ye kya drama hai bhai ye log ka?...Let people live in peace. Why you all want to trouble everyone for such a simple matter...if its Hindu, Muslim or Christian or Sikh Jain any community...leave them alone. Let everyone be happy and continue their sweet life...

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  • Roshan Patrao, Traffic Warden, Mangalore

    Fri, Mar 10 2023

    We celebrate International Women's Day and we witness this pre-historic behaviour from an elected representative. The fault is not his, it is people's. Had they elected an educated person, he would have appreciated her for her endeavour and perhaps even extended extra support so that she - and other brave women like her - would have a brighter future. Second, this incident is example for the existence of remnants of patriarchal mindset of the Indian society. A woman has as much right on herself as a man has on himself. No man, not even the husband, should dictate terms to her as to what she should wear and what she should do. Giving her the freedom she deserves is the only way forward for a healthy society.

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  • Teresa, Mangalore

    Fri, Mar 10 2023

    I pity the women in his family. Illiterate person

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  • vishnu bhat, bangalore

    Fri, Mar 10 2023

    the sort of creeps that earn votes to become peoples' representatives!

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  • real kujuma, kodial

    Fri, Mar 10 2023

    i met a katta blue jp supporter yesterday...was shocked to hear choicest abuses towards the blue party leaders....now people have come to know....this time only thippi...gathi...nikleg

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  • Veena, Mangalore

    Thu, Mar 09 2023

    This low life thug doesn't even understand "bindi" doesn't represent whether you are married or your husband is alive. Girls wear bindi every stage of their life since they are babies. The women should have asked him why he is wearing bangels and show his "komana" if he is wearing one? What a respect he and his followers giving to women on a perfect day.

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  • Ravi, Mangalore

    Thu, Mar 09 2023

    Where can we draw a line to this supposedly law makers to the regime of Afghanistan . no difference between the two.

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  • Deepak, Mangalore

    Thu, Mar 09 2023

    If women are in house dress without bindi also ok for you when visiting houses for begging for vote. You are choosed by the people you not won from your own power. Better make sit them at home all these kind of people who show their power after winning with jobless people arround them.

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  • Vinod Kumar, Mangalore

    Thu, Mar 09 2023

    If BJP forces Hindu women to wear bindis then why they don.’t allow Muslim women wear hijab. This is open double standard of double engine govt for double engine devastation.

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