Madhya Pradesh Minister PC Sharma has landed himself in a controversy after he said, the pothole-ridden roads would soon be made "pretty like actor-turned-politician Hema Malini's cheeks".
While describing the bad condition of the roads, he made these sexist comments. He also said that the roads have spots similar to small-pox like the BJP General Secretary Kailash Vijayvargia's cheeks.
"Under the leadership of Public Works Minister Sajjan Varmaji and directives of Chief Minister Kamal Nathji, the roads would be repaired in 15 days. They will be made chakachak (pretty), like Hema Malini's in 15 to 20 days", Sharma told the reporters.
"Roads in the state were built like that of Washington and New York. What happened to these roads in just one rain"? said Sharma.
He was referring to the statements made by former Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan two years ago, that the state's pathways were far better than that of Washington.
Last week, Minister Varma said that the state government has asked the Central government to grant 1,188 crores to repair roads, culverts, and bridges under the National Disaster Response Fund(NDRF)
Verma has alleged that the central government has not given even a single penny and they are neglecting the states which are not under their ruling.