The Union Minister Satyapal Singh on Monday said controversial remarks by asking to know how many men would want to marry a girl who wears jeans to her wedding, the news agency ANI reported. The minister was speaking at the Foundation Day function of Maharana Pratap Shiksha Parishad, which is an educational trust founded by a former priest of Gorakhnath temple. The Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is joint secretary of the Parishad as he’s the chief priest of the temple.
“Koi aadmi agar kehne lage ki main jeans pehenke kisi mandir ka mahant ban jaaunga to log pasand karenge kya? Koi pasand nahi karega. Ya koi ladki jeans pehenkar ke shaadi ke bedi pe jaayegi to kitne ladke usse shaadi karna chahenge (If a man says that he will wear jeans and become the ‘mahant’ of a temple, will people like it? Nobody will like it. If a girl wears jeans to her wedding ceremony, how many men will want to marry her),” ANI quoted Singh as saying.
Singh is an MP from Baghpat Lok Sabha constituency and he had also served as the commissioner of Mumbai Police in the past. Singh is the Minister of State in the Ministry of Human Resource Development and Minister of State in the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development, and Ganga Rejuvenation. The minister was also sharing the stage with chief minister Yogi Adityanath at a function in Gorakhpur. Singh received flak from the Twitterati over his indigestible comments. Many people on Twitter started tweeting against the 62-year-old leader for his controversial remarks.