Tripura Daily Desk | Agartala, April 27, 2018:
And he does it again!
Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb has, for the past many weeks, been making national headlines for all the ‘irrational’ comments. After making tall claims about the origin of the internet and remarks about the media being ‘Naradmuni’, Deb now stirred a fresh controversy with his latest statement on beauty pageants.
The Tripura CM observed that Former Miss World Diana Hayden does not represent Indian women, but Aishwary Rai does. “Aishwarya Rai represents the Indian women. She became the Miss World and that’s all right. But I do not understand the beauty of Diana Hayden.”
Speaking at a day-long design workshop on handlooms and handicrafts at the Prajna Bhavan in Agartala, the BJP leader said, “Indian women did not use cosmetics in the old times. Indians did not use shampoo, they washed their hair with methi water and bathed with mud. These beauty pageant organizers are international marketing mafia, who spotted a huge market in the country. Today, there is a beauty parlour in every corner of the country,” he said.
He, however, was full of praise for another Miss World winner and Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai. She represents the Indian women in the true sense, said Deb.
“We see women as goddess Laxmi, Saraswati. Aishwarya Rai represents the Indian women. She became the Miss World and that’s all right. But I do not understand the beauty of Diana Hayden,” Deb said.
With inputs from Agencies