BJP Lok Sabha MP and yesteryear actress Hema Malini's remark, that there is no place for the widows of Bihar and West Bengal in Vrindavan temples and asking them to stay in their respective states, has angered the Twitterati.
During her visit to her constituency, Vrindavan, in Mathura on Monday, Malini sparked a controversy by her remarks against the West Bengal and Bihar widows who take shelter in temples for the rest of their life.
"There are 40,000 widows in Vrindavan. I think there is no more place in the city. A large population is coming from Bengal... that's not right. Why don't they stay in Bengal? There are nice temples there. The same is true for those from Bihar," NDTV quoted Malini as saying.
She passed this comment after visiting a shelter home that was in poor-living conditions. She said she would raise this concern before West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
Twitterati have condemned her remarks and criticised her over her statement against widows.
'Widows From Bengal, Bihar, Stay There. Why Crowd Vrindavan?': Hema Malini She justifies her presence cos she's not a widow??— Caustic Soda (@_caustic_soda) September 17, 2014
While Rohit Chaudhuri tweeted that she has displayed a shameful act by passing on the remark and questioned her for migrating from her birthplace to Mumbai.
"Who gave her the right to take birth in Tamil Nadu, become actress in Mumbai and then become BJP MP from Mathura?" he tweeted.
Malini even criticised the widows for deliberately going out for begging despite having all the necessary comforts of life.
"Vrindavan widows have a bank balance, good income, nice beds, but they beg out of habit," She said.
Hema Malini shud reside in a widow home with these unfortunate ladies of Brindavan to repent upon her reckless remarks.— INC INDIAN (@bigheera_inc) September 16, 2014