An old wife is no fun: Union coal minister Sri Prakash Jaiswal

In an event the Union coal minister Sri Prakash Jaiswal said that an old wife is no fun. His remarks are very unfortunate as he is senior leader.

Meanwhile, Union coal minister Sri Prakash Jaiswal was speaking at a ‘kavi sammelan’ in Kanpur on Sunday. He said, “As time goes by, an old victory or an old wife is no fun.”
The minister is already under fire of coal allocation scam and now his remarks, the opposition party BJP has asked him to resign from his position.

On the other hand, women in Kanpur blackened Sri Prakash Jaiswal posters and threw slippers at them. Many groups of women burnt his effigies.

Further, National Commission for Women chairperson Mamta Sharma said that these comments are unfortunate, she said, “I will write to the PM and Congress president.”

On the other hand, now the minister Jaiswal said that his remarks was quoted out of context, and he felt sorry if it hurt anyone.

Talking to media, Sri Prakash Jaiswal said that he was referring to India’s win over arch-rival Paksitan in ICC World Twenty20.

He said, “As some youngsters were bursting crackers, I said it is great funto celebrate a victory when it’s fresh. In the same way, a person celebrates marriage when it’s fresh; as time passes it’s not as much fun.”

Activist Meenakshi Lekhi said, “The explanation is even stupider.”

She said, “People celebrate their silver, golden and even platinum wedding anniversaries. What does he mean by saying old marriages can’t be celebrated.”

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