Just another routine day for an average Indian.
- The Sun rose from the East. Check!
- Kohli scored another century. Check!
- A BJP leader said something foolish, creating a Twitter uproar. Check!
That’s how it is in our country these days, folks! Not a day passes without an absurd, stupid or controversial remark from a BJP leader. It is almost as if various BJP leaders are competing among each other as to whose statement will be taught as an example of a foot-in-mouth statement to children in school.
This time, it was Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar’s turn!
Taking upon himself the mantle of safeguarding women’s sobriety, Goa Chief Minister Mr. Manohar Parrikar is under a lot of stress these days, “because even the girls have started drinking beer.”
“I have begun to fear now, because even the girls have started drinking beer. The tolerance limit is being crossed,” Parrikar said, addressing a gathering of students on Friday during a State Youth Parliament organised by Legislature Secretariat of Porvorim, Goa.
There we go!
Gender equality and free choice of women tossed out of the window!
“I am not talking about everyone. I am not talking about these people who are sitting here,” Mr. Parrikar tried to clarify.
As if the women there were eagerly waiting for his moral validation. Or as if all the women went into some deep sense of guilt for having wronged dear uncle Parrikar.
No wonder, Mr. Parrikar was subject to whole lot of ‘admiration’ on Twitter.
And the hashtag #GirlsWhoDrinkBeer became viral within a few hours.
Here‘s the best of the lot.
Woman drunk on beer (?) . Circa 2nd century AD , Mathura art, from national museum , New Delhi. pic.twitter.com/HXiHBVhO5c
— Devdutt Pattanaik (@devduttmyth) February 10, 2018
Ladies, let's drink our beer and laugh out loud.
— Kiran Manral (@KiranManral) February 10, 2018
To Sir, With Love.
Cheers from Goa, Mr Parrikar! #GirlsWhoDrinkBeer
C’mon good ladies, let’s make this weekend worth it. Use the hashtag and share your beer ? pics on my timeline.
The one with the best pic, your beer is on me. pic.twitter.com/6AX3jejIIV
— Nishtha Gautam (@TedhiLakeer) February 10, 2018
Absolute Kaliyug ! ?
Girls drinking beer, women laughing out loud !
Aur Abhi toh Valentine's Day? ki Leela baki hai Sir !? https://t.co/jhqmNh0rk4
— Mrinal Pande (@MrinalPande1) February 10, 2018
When you see girls drinking beer pic.twitter.com/ciObh01Nh7
— Soham (@CurryMerchant) February 10, 2018
Manohar baab if girls drinking beer scares you then omg look pic.twitter.com/n3wrCjVAa5
— Amba (@MumbaiCentral) February 10, 2018
Real girls drink whisky ? https://t.co/QSu9kJGMlT
— Nandita Iyer | The Everyday Healthy Vegetarian (@saffrontrail) February 10, 2018
It would make Mr. Manohar Parrikar to know that I, a girl, do not drink beer. I only drink whiskey ☺️ https://t.co/WYDAo0qjPI
— Ankita (@lady_gabbar) February 10, 2018
I’ve begun to fear
Now that girls are drinking beer
It will get much more risky
When they move on to whisky
Things were just fine
While it was still wine
And cost but a penny
To have some cashew feni https://t.co/JdZbLgypLC
— Irshad Daftari (@daftari) February 10, 2018