The BJP Friday asked its leader and Madhya Pradesh Industry Minister Kailash Vijayvargiya to withdraw his remark that women who did not stay within their "limits" had to pay the price for it.
Vijayvargiya had said, "Ek hi shabd hai - Maryada. Maryada ka ulanghan hota hai, toh Sita-haran ho jata hai. Laxman-rekha har vyakti ki khichi gayi hai. Us Laxman-rekha ko koi bhi par karega, toh Rawan samne baitha hai, woh Sita-haran karke le jayega. (One has to abide by certain moral limits. If you cross this limit you will be punished, just like Sita was abducted by Ravana)."
"The party does not approve of the remarks and dissociates itself from it. The party has asked him to kindly withdraw the remarks," BJP spokesperson Ravi Shankar Prasad told a news conference here.
These remarks coem days protests broke out all over the country following the December 16 brutal gangrape of a young woman in Delhi that led to her death 13 days later.