Sriprakash Jaiswal apologises for sexist remarks
"I apologise if people are upset, but my comments were taken out of context," Jaiswal, also a Congress Lok Sabha member, told reporters.
He was reacting to criticism of his comments made during a poetry meet at KK Girls College in Kanpur on Sunday night when he had likened "the joy of a new victory to a new marriage" and said "as the years go by, the celebrations like in a marriage become old".
Women's organisations have slammed his remarks as sexist and deplorable.
The Delhi Police is likely to conduct more raids in connection with the IPL spot-fixing scandal. Teams of the Delhi Police's special cell have been sent to Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, and Kolkata to conduct searches and track the money trail in the IPL spot-fixing case.
Date 17-05-13, Duration 1:21, Views 785