Navya Naveli Nanda, one of the granddaughters of Amitabh Bachchan, recently posted a picture wearing ripped jeans and asked the Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, Tirath Singh Rawat, to change his mind as she is extremely displeased over the comment of Rawat.
The newly-elected Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, Tirath Singh Rawat, marked his presence at a workshop on Substance Abuse on March 17. Rawar irked many by quoting, “Women wearing ripped jeans cannot provide the right environment at home for children. He said that this is not a part of India’s culture but aping of western culture.
Uttarakhand’s Chief Minister also expressed that he feels if these women step outside to solve problems and meet people in the society then they will be setting a poor example for children. He says that learning begins at home, and kids follow the lifestyle of their family members. While describing the lady’s outfit, the minister also said that showing baring knees by wearing ripped jeans to copy the high society people is the value given to kids nowadays. Tirath Singh Rawat feels that this is a race towards westernization while the western world is trying to follow us.
Expectedly, such remarks garnered negative reactions and Amitabh Bachchan’s granddaughter, Navya Naveli Nanda too expressed her disappointment over the degraded mentality of the minister through social media.
Navya Naveli Nanda criticized Uttarakhand Chief Minister’s comment and came down heavily on him for questioning the lifestyle of women. She shared a screenshot of one of his statements and said, “Change your mentality before changing our clothes because the only thing shocking here is the message and comments like these”
Further, she also shared a throwback picture of her wearing ripped jeans in an Instagram post and wrote the following lines in the caption: “I will wear my ripped jeans. Thank you. And I will wear them proudly.”
For the unversed, Navya Naveli Nanda is known for her active participation in issues related to women’s safety. Recently, she also launched her project named Naveli. Naveli fights against gender discrimination and disparity in our country.