The 42-year-old Union Cabinet Minister, Smriti Irani, who is known for her humorous stint on the social media, has once again answered to the trolls in her canny style
Sharing a still from her decade-old TV show Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi , Smriti Irani took to Instagram to post her sarcastic response. Along with the picturing featuring Irani being gagged and bound, the caption read “Hum bolega to bologe ki bolta hai…”
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The lines, originally taken from Kishor Kumar’s song, roughly translate – “If I speak then you’ll accuse me of blabbing.”
The post came after Union Textiles Minister Irani was criticised for her comments on the ongoing Sabarimala temple‘s ban on women of menstrual age.
The union minister was called out for drawing an analogy over the ongoing debate regarding women’s entry into Lord Ayappa’s shrine.
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Smiriti Iran had commented that “I have the right to pray, but don’t have the right to desecrate. I am nobody to speak on Supreme Court verdict because I am a serving cabinet minister. But just plain common sense. Would you take sanitary napkins seeped in menstrual blood into a friend’s home? You would not. And would you think that it is respectful to do the same when you walk into the house of God? So that is the difference. That is my personal opinion.”
Last month, the Supreme Court had struck down a rule that disallowed girls and women in the 10-50 age group from entering the Sabarimala temple in Kerala. Chief Justice Dipak Misra-headed Constitution bench in a 4-1 verdict said the temple rule violated their right to equality and right to worship.
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