Like every mother, former chief minister of Bihar, Rabri Devi is looking for brides for her minister sons Tejaswi Yadav and Tej Pratap Yadav. While speaking to reporters on Sunday, Rabri had reportedly said that she is looking for ‘well-cultured’ daughters in law for her sons. She added that they should not like to go to malls and cinema halls. While Rabri’s son Tejashwi Prasad Yadav is the Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar, Tej Pratap Yadav handles the health ministry portfolio. “Cinema hall aur mall jane wali ladki nahi chahiye. Ghar chalaane wali, bade buzurg ka aadar karne wali, jaise ki hum hain, waisi ladki chahiye. (I don’t want cinema hall and mall-going girls. She should be one who can look after the house, respect elders, and manage outside work, just like me),” she said as reported by Times of India.
The former chief minister, however, has now refuted the report and said that her statement has been misinterpreted. Taking to social media, Rabri explained what she meant with the term ‘Sanskari-Bahu’. “I did not say that I do not want mall or cinema-going daughters-in-law. Neither do I underestimate the self-supporting and self-reliant nature of film actors who work in movies nor I oppose women’s freedom independent life-style,” Rabri said in a Facebook post. “There was no mention of the mall. I am associated with social life and wish that every woman should establish a strong identity for herself socially in a male-dominated society,” she added.
What my mom has to say about “well cultured” and “संस्कारी बहू” on her Facebook post. Better, read for understanding pic.twitter.com/zrHcC0F2OZ
— Tejashwi Yadav (@yadavtejashwi) June 12, 2017
Later, Rabri’s husband, and RJD supremo Lalu Yadav also commented on the entire row and shared his version of a ‘Sanskari Bahu’ on Twitter. “Sanskari bahu doesn’t mean veiled, home bound, dependent lady. It means strong willed, loving, caring lady, whthr working women or housewife,” Lalu Yadav said. Tejaswi Yadav too reacted on the report, and said, “What my mom has to say about “well cultured” and “संस्कारी बहू” on her Facebook post. Better, read for understanding.”