Assam chief minister, Himanta Biswa Sarma, accused Trinamool leader Kirti Azad of insulting Meghalaya’s culture, when he commented on PM Modi’s Khasi attire saying it looked like a woman’s dress. BJP Scheduled Tribe Morcha has also slammed the Trinamool leader for insulting tribals. The Prime Minister was recently visiting Shillong.
Azad clarified he did not intend to disrespect the attire and he was only trying to make a point of PM Modi’s ‘fashion statement’. The post has not been deleted. “Neither male, nor female. Only a worshipper of fashion,” Kirti Azad wrote as he shared a photo of PM Modi’s tribal attire juxtaposed with the photo apparently from a website where the ‘multi-floral embroidered dress’ worn by a woman can be bought. ‘Like it? Buy it here,” the photo read.
“It is saddening to see how @KirtiAzaad is disrespecting the culture of Meghalaya and mocking our tribal attire. TMC must urgently clarify if they endorse his views. Their silence will amount to tacit support and thus will not be forgiven by the people,” Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa said.
“You are disrespecting Tribal attire by saying that you are unsure whether this is Female or Male attire. You and your party have a proven history of pathological hatred towards Tribals,” BJP Scheduled Tribe Morcha tweeted adding that a case should be filed against Kirti Azad under the SC / ST atrocity act.
Arunachal chief minister Pema Khandu said Kirti Azad’s language is an “affront to the dignity of womanhood”.
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