'Every woman not like this...': BJP's CT Ravi reacts on Karnataka Minister K Sudhakar's 'modern women' remark
In a video shared, Ravi can be heard saying that "certain ladies, who are educated and working notably in the IT industry, have this sort of attitude. However, that is not true of all women. We'll have to think about it."
The Bharatiya Janta Party national general secretary CT Ravi on Monday replied to Karnataka health minister Dr K Sudhakar's comment that "contemporary Indian women wish to stay unmarried and are hesitant to give child". The BJP leader Ravi stated that not every lady is like this. In a video shared by news agency ANI, Ravi can be heard saying that "certain ladies, who are educated and working notably in the IT industry, have this sort of attitude. However, that is not true of all women. We'll have to think about it."
He went on to say that this is due to Western influence and the creation of microfamilies in the country. "Unlike countries such as America and England, we still have trust in family in our country. However, we must consider what is happening," Ravi added.
However, on Sunday Dr K Sudhakar, Karnataka's Health Minister made a bizarre remark that modern Indian women want to remain unmarried, are hesitant to give birth even after marriage, and prefer to have children through surrogacy. "Today, I'm sorry to report, many modern women in India choose to remain unmarried. Even if they marry, they do not want to have children. They are interested in surrogacy. As a result, there has been a paradigm change in our thinking, which is not good," he remarked at the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurological Sciences on World Mental Health Day (NIMHANS). The minister lamented the "western impact" on Indian society, saying that many are unwilling to let their parents be with them.
"Unfortunately, we are heading in a western direction today. We don't want our parents to live with us, and we don't want grandparents to live with us either," added the minister. Meanwhile, Sudhakar also thanked Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya, who spoke earlier at the occasion, for providing 1.5 crore COVID-19 vaccinations to Karnataka every month since September, increasing the state's immunisation coverage.