He said " new victory and new wedding, both of them have their own importance. As time pass, the victory will become old. As time passes wife also becomes old, the charm does not sustain"
The remarks produced angry reaction from the women's organisations and political circles. Even his own party men distanced from him. Jaiswal said that he was quoted out of context. Though he apologized, the matter has not ended there, as some one filed a petition in a Kanpur court.
The excitement of a victory will of course fade in course of time. It needed no comparison and if he wanted something to compare with ( after all it was a poets' conference ) there were innumerable things in the world to compare other than the one he made. He indeed touched a raw nerve there.
A Union Minister is not expected to talk loosely. If the same comment was made by a comedian in a film, people will laugh it off and think nothing of it. I heard recently a comedian on a stage show comparing wives with cell phones. He said that whenever a man was in possession of either one, he would begin fancying for another model. Though an outrageous comment, Half of the audience who were women joined in the laughter that followed. It is the privilege of a comedian as his standard of propriety is flexible and he might get away with such remarks. But a Minister has to keep his decorum and if he comments loosely, he is answerable for it.
The coal Ministry is now passing under a cloud, it seems a little shadow of it also fell on the Minister.
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