Leaders have nothing to do with how people dress because their job is to set policy and ensure the rule of law. This was stated by Union Minister for Women and Child Development Smriti Irani on Thursday. She was reacting to the controversy over Uttarakhand Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat’s “torn jeans tippani”.
Rawat came under criticism when he said that the decline in values was reflected in the peculiar fashion of the youth and he felt special by wearing jeans torn at the knee. Irani said in the seventh edition of the Times Network India Economic Conclave that some things are sacred and one of them is for women to choose the way they live their lives and to connect with society in ways they deem fit.
Irani said, “Leaders should have nothing to do with how people dress, what they eat, what they do because our job is to make policy and ensure the rule of law.” ‘Many leaders have misrepresented’.