Madhya Pradesh Governor and former Chief Minister of Gujarat, Anandiben Patel has stoked a controversy once again owing to her candid statements at a recent event.
Patel, who was addressing schoolgirls at Kasturba Girls Hostel in Rajgarh district of MP on Thursday, advised that they were doing good with everything but,
“Do not leave the kitchen”
She further suggested that they should remain in the kitchen to cook tasty lentils even if they are doing good at studies.
“Betiyon achha kaam kar rahi ho, padhai bhi achha kiya hai voh bhi maine dekha, lekin kitchen mat chhodna”
(you all are doing good in your studies. You did good with other things as well, I’ve seen it for myself, but don’t leave the kitchen), the former Gujarat Chief Minister told students.
She said she was advising so because if it will help them bond with their future mother-in-laws if they cook good food,
“Jisko Daal achhi aati hogi na, vo Saas ke saath achcha samanvay rakh payegi
(Those who will be able to cook delicious food will be able to strike a good bonding with their mother-in-laws)”, reported PTI.
She also advised girls to not cut their hair, instead have long hair.
The teacher-turned-politician later turned a quiz master of sorts asking the girls, who was country’s PM and Madhya Pradesh CM. For those who couldn’t answer the current awareness questions correctly, Patel asked the hostel warden to hold special classes for them, so that they could be proficient about names of top leaders of the country.
A few months back, while talking to local government officials and also BJP leaders in Satna district, Patel was caught on camera giving tips on how to win the polls.
Just two months ago, another controversy was triggered when during her visit to Harda district had termed Prime Minister Narendra Modi as “unmarried.”
Patel was appointed MP governor last year. She had resigned as Gujarat CM on July 31, 2016, citing the age factor after serving as Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s successor for over 2 years.