Hema Malini, actor-turned-politician, hunted to protect her remarks that suggested the widows from West Bengal and Bihar should not crowd Vrindavan in Uttar Pradesh. She further said that her remark was in the context of how the respective state governments are ignoring to do enough for them.
She responded wisely that she has said nothing to be ashamed of.
She used the microblogging site twitter to explain her stand. “I haven’t said anything that I should be ashamed of. I stand by my statement that they should be allowed to live with dignity. Sad state for a country once known for the respect shown to women. This is what I was trying to point out,” she tweeted.
The 65-year-old BJP MP from Mathura had earlier said in her constituency that Vrindavan, a holy town which is home to thousands of destitute women, should not be crowded by widows from other states like West Bengal and Bihar.