RippedJeans trends on Twitter as women protest against Uttarakhand CM’s controversial remarks

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat has criticised women for wearing ripped jeans

RippedJeans trends on Twitter as women protest against Uttarakhand CM’s controversial remarks

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat. File photo

Dehradun, March 18

Women are flooding Twitter with photos of them wearing ripped jeans with the hashtag #RippedJeans to protest against Uttarakhand Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat’s controversial remarks.

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat has criticised women for wearing ripped jeans and wondered what values they will impart to their children, triggering a protest from opposition parties.

Speaking at an event on Tuesday, Rawat said that due to a lack of values, youngsters today are following strange fashion trends and consider themselves to be big shots after wearing jeans ripped at the knees. Women also follow such trends.

Joining the #RippedJeans trend on social media, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra tweeted an old photograph of Union minister Nitin Gadkari and RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat, wearing trademark RSS shorts apparently at a Sangh event. "Oh my God!!! Their knees are showing," she tweeted.  

The chief minister said these days youngsters go to the market to buy ripped jeans. If they can’t find one, then they cut their jeans using scissors.

Rawat went on to describe the attire of a woman who sat next to him on a flight.

Also read: Kangana Ranaut, Sona Mohapatra, share 'ripped looks' after Uttarakhand CM's controversial jeans remark

He said the woman was wearing boots, jeans ripped at the knees and several bangles in her hands. Two children were travelling with her. She runs an NGO, goes out in the society and has two children but she wears jeans ripped at the knees. What values will she impart?

In a statement, Uttarakhand Congress chief Pritam Singh termed Rawat’s remarks “shameful” and demanded that he apologise to women.

State Congress spokesperson Garima Dasauni said it doesn’t behove a chief minister to make a derogatory remark about someone’s sartorial choices.

She advised the chief minister to avoid making such comments and said they can hurt the public sentiment.

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) also slammed Rawat over his “distasteful” remarks. PTI

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