Katju’s advice to BJP: Make Shazia CM candidate, she’s more beautiful than Bedi

NEW DELHI: In probably the most bizarre statement made about the Delhi Assembly Election 2015, former chairman of the Press Council of India justice Markandey Katju has said that BJP should have made Shazia Ilmi their CM candidate because she is more beautiful than Kiran Bedi.

After suggesting to make Bollywood actor Katrina Kaif ‘President of India’, Katju Friday said that BJP leader Shazia Ilmi is much more beautiful than the party’s chief ministerial candidate Kiran Bedi.

However, immediately responding to the criticism he faced on the social-networking site for his post, he said that the tweet was in lighter vein and should be construed as such.

He also defended his remark on his blog: “What is wrong with some of you people ? Can’t an old man like me admire a beautiful woman ? By admiring a beautiful flower I am not plucking it, and by admiring a beautiful garden from a distance I am not tresspassing onto it. Similarly, if I admire a beautiful woman I am not misbehaving with her, or taking liberties with her.” 

He had earlier raised eyebrows by posting on his personal blog that he wants Katrina Kaif to be the next president of India.

In his blog he wrote that he was inspired by the election of Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovi? as the president of Croatia and is in favour of electing beautiful women on all posts.

“I am always in favour of electing beautiful women, like film actresses, on all posts. This is because politicians will promise the moon, but not do anything for the public welfare. So since you must have someone, why not vote for a beautiful face? At least you will get some momentary happiness looking at her face in the media. Otherwise you will get nothing at all. I suggest we make Katrina Kaif the next President of India, but on condition, that she sings ‘ Sheela ki Jawaani’ on her inaugural!” 

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