Karwa Chauth

Jaipur, Aug 21: Rajasthan Minister Govind Ram Meghwal stirred controversy on Saturday by saying that it is unfortunate that women in India still see the moon through a sieve and pray for their husband’s long life on Karwa Chauth while those in developed countries live in the world of science.

His observation drew a sharp complaint from the BJP, which demanded an apology from him and requested Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot to do so towards his colleague.

“Women in China and the United States are dwelling withinside the global of science, however, it’s miles unlucky that even today, girls right here on Karwa Chauth see thru a sieve, and communicate approximately the lengthy existence in their husbands. But a husband in no way sees a sieve for the lengthy existence of his wife,” the minister for catastrophe control and comfort stated on the last rite of ‘Digifest’ right here.

“People are pushing (others) into superstition, they may be making others combat in the call of faith and caste,” he added.

Gehlot was also present at the venue.

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Slamming the minister, BJP kingdom spokesperson and MLA Ramlal Sharma stated he needed to be conscious that astronaut Kalpana Chawla have been to the area and plenty of Indian girls had been serving as pilots.

“He has insulted crores of girls of the country. He needs to make an apology and withdraw the statement. The leader minister needs to take motion towards him,” Sharma stated.

The BJP chief stated that Indian women are recognized for following traditions and that they understand to strike a stability among their private existence and profession.

However, Meghwal later instructed newshounds that he turned into the handiest selling medical mood and education.

“I am now no longer towards Karwa Chauth. Whoever desires to observe it can do so. I turned into speaking approximately the significance of medical temperament,” he stated.