20 Sep, 2015
NEW DELHI: After his remark on APJ Abdul Kalam that the late former President “was a nationalist despite being a Muslim’ created a row, Union culture minister Mahesh Sharma has stoked another controversy by saying that girls wanting a night out is not acceptable in India. “Girls wanting a night out may be all right elsewhere but it is not part of Indian culture,” Sharma told a private TV channel.
The 54-year-old first time MP from Noida has been in the news for a string of comments which have been decried by opponents as “regressive” and an “assault on India’s composite culture”. On his long association with the RSS, he said, “Has there been any act of RSS against national interest? Then why criticize RSS? What is wrong in discussing national policy with RSS?”