Becoming the first BJP minister to hail women’s ‘right to pray’, Udit Raj said that there traditions like sati and dowry also, which cannot be upheld.
BJP MP Udit Raj.
Becoming the first BJP minister to hail women’s ‘right to pray’, Raj said, “I am very happy that they have entered the shrine. There are traditions like sati and dowry also, should we uphold them as well,” he said.
He further condemned the row over women’s entry, and said that men are also born from women’s womb.
BJP has been supporting protests against entry of women of menstruating age into the Lord Ayyappa shrine. There have been incidents of agitations turning violent in the state over the issue.
On Wednesday, BJP workers took out a protest march in the state capital. In Kasaragod, they blocked traffic on the national highway. Health minister K K Shylaja also had to face the ire of activists of the Yuva Morcha, the party’s youth wing at Kannur, who showed black flags.