The Union textiles minister Smriti Irani’s Instagram account is proof she doesn’t take herself, and the criticism directed at her, too seriously.
Smriti Irani had the #ThrowbackThursday moment as she donned the Tulsi Virani avatar once again to respond to all the memes and trolls mocking her.
Amid protests against the Supreme Court order opening the Sabarimala temple in Kerala to women of all ages, Union minister Smriti Irani on Tuesday had courted controversy by saying that the right to pray did not mean the right to desecrate.
“I have the right to pray, but don’t have the right to desecrate. I am nobody to speak on Supreme Court verdict because I am a serving cabinet minister. But just plain common sense. Would you take sanitary napkins seeped in menstrual blood into a friend’s home? You would not. And would you think that it is respectful to do the same when you walk into the house of God? So that is the difference. That is my personal opinion,” the Union Minister had said.
Smriti decided to give it back in style and it had a #ThrowbackThursday feel.
Smriti took to Twitter and shared a screen grab of her hit TV soap Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi, where she played the character of Tulsi in a response to the critics who trolled her for her statement made earlier this week.
Although the 42-year-old minister didn’t take any names in her post, her caption pretty much gave it away. Quoting a famous Kishore Kumar song, she wrote, “Hum bolega to bologe ki bolta hai. (If I speak then you’ll accuse me of blabbering.)”
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The post is sure to send out a loud message to the trolls – you can’t just mess with her!
A 5-Judge constitution bench of the Supreme Court on September 28 ruled that women of all ages have a right to enter the shrine and offer prayers. The bench observed that not allowing menstruating women into the Sabarimala is ultra vires the constitution.
After the verdict, while the ruling CPM pushed for the implementation of the verdict the state’s BJP unit and the Congress urged that an ordinance be passed to continue the ban.
Following the verdict, the issue has snowballed into a full-fledged controversy with several public figures also making remarks on the contentious issue.
Earlier, veteran Malayalam actor Kollam Thulasi, issued an open threat challenging the verdict saying that women entering the temple should be ripped in half.
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