Taking a U turn, Madhya Pradesh Industry Minister and senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader Kailash Vijayvargiya today said he stuck to his earlier statement in which he said women, who crossed ‘Laxman Rekha’ (line of control) will have to pay the price.
“In today’s political scenario, one faces opposition from several quarters if he or she speaks truth,” Mr Vijayvargiya, who made the statement before a news channel on Thursday night, told reporters here on the sidelines of a programme.
However, the Minister tendered apology for his comments yesterday and withdrew it following protests from almost all sections of society including his own party. He said he did not intend to hurt anyone’s sentiments with his comments and withdrew his comments if it had hurt anyone. “Truth is bitter in taste which is difficult to digest. I use it and do not care whether somebody likes it or not,” he asserted after shifting from his yesterday’s statement.