Congress MLA Pratima Kumari has demanded that the government of Nitish Kumar prohibit songs with double meanings that target women.
She raised the issue of vulgarity in Bhojpuri melodies in the Bihar Assembly on Wednesday. In response to her objections, Bijendra Prasad Yadav, minister of planning, development, and culture for the government of Bihar, assured the chamber that action would be taken.
He stated that the state government was determined to ban these tracks. In addition, he stated that the police have been instructed to maintain vigilance in their respective areas and take action against the lawbreakers.
Multiple times in the past, the state government was made aware of this issue. Even though Nitish Kumar has promised to take action, the vulgarity in Bhojpuri melodies has not been curbed.
The minister’s response was not satisfactory to Pratima Kumari, the Congress MLA from the Raja Pakar Assembly constituency.
She claimed that the creators of Bhojpuri melodies use gender-related words with double meanings, particularly against women. “Such music makes everyone uneasy, but particularly women. The melodies are frequently played at a high volume on buses, three-wheelers, and other forms of public transportation. “Neither the creators nor the listeners of the offensive tunes have been punished by the state government,” Kumari stated.