Below fireplace for suggesting that using female logo names would spice up liquor gross sales, Maharashtra minister Girish Mahajan on Monday apologised for his remarks and stated he didn’t intend to harm the emotions of ladies.
The remarks, at an match organised by means of a sugar mill in North Maharashtra’s Nandurbar district on Saturday, had been made in a lighter vein, he stated.
“I remorseful about my remarks. I specific my apologies. It wasn’t my purpose to harm ladies’s sentiments,” Mahajan, who handles the water assets portfolio, instructed newshounds at a hurriedly convened press convention right here.
“This (my remarks) is a mistake which came about by accident. It was once no longer my purpose to harm someone,” he stated.
What he stated wasn’t aimed toward inflicting ache to ladies, the minister stated.
“It was once stated within the glide of items, in a lighter vein,” he added.
“If you need alcohol or any merchandise’ call for to upward push, identify it after a girl and notice how call for soars,” he had stated on Saturday whilst attending an match of a sugar manufacturing facility which additionally produces liquor underneath the emblem identify ‘Maharaja’.
A video of his speech was once uploaded on YouTube.
A police criticism has been filed in Chandrapur district in opposition to Mahajan for the alleged derogatory commentary.
NCP state spokesperson Nawab Malik criticised Mahajan for his remarks.
“I believe the minister is a recurring drinker and we attraction to all of the ladies in Maharashtra to return out and combat in opposition to one of these mindset,” Malik stated.
In a piece of writing within the birthday celebration mouthpiece Saamana nowadays, the Shiv Sena additionally took potshots at Mahajan.
“In numerous puts in Maharashtra, ladies are protesting in opposition to the sale of liquor. Regardless of being acutely aware of it, Mahajan made those remarks which is unlucky,” the Sena stated.