Now women are dependent on beauty parlours : Biplab Dev

Tripura CM Biplap Deb
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Agartala, April 27: The Chief Minister of Tripura, Biplab Kumar Deb, who has been in the news for “Internet in the Mahabharata era” remark on Thursday said that now Indian women are dependent on beauty parlours all because of marketing and advertisements as earlier they used natural things.

Speaking at a programme in Agartala, “Indian women did not use cosmetics in the old times. Indians did not use shampoo, they washed their hair with methi water and bathed with mud. These beauty pageant organisers are international marketing mafia, who spotted a huge market in the country. Today, there is a beauty parlour in every corner of the country,” news agency PTI quoted Deb as saying.

Tripura CM’s comments came days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi warned the BJP leaders to steer clear of flaks and not offer “masala” to the media by making irresponsible remarks.

Not only this, he also claimed that the international beauty contests were a farce as the results were all predetermined and took a dig at Diana Hayden “Miss World 1997”.

“Whoever contested the international beauty pageants won. For five consecutive years, we won the Miss World/Miss Universe awards. Diana Hayden won it too. Do you think she should have won the title?” Deb stated.

Comparing Diana Hayden and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Tripura CM said We see women as goddess Laxmi, Saraswati. Aishwarya Rai represents the Indian women. She became the Miss World and that’s all right. But I do not understand the beauty of Diana Hayden”.

Last week, Deb made headlines for claiming Internet and satellite communication existed in the days of Mahabharata.

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