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Sharad on Padma awards

26sharadAfter being under attack for his recent sexist remarks on skin color, JD(U) president Sharad Yadav has stirred a controversy. Yadav said Padma awards are given only to the “dishonest” and those from the upper echelons of society, JD(U) president Sharad Yadav said and asked socialist-minded people to spurn the honour, in remarks that could stoke a controversy.“Samajwadi people (Socialists) should spurn Padmashri and Padmabhushan(uspe laat maarna chahiye)….These awards are given to only those people who are dishonest (beimaan).. these are given only to people from high echelons of society,” Yadav said,

Yadav said not a single dalit, adivasi or farmer figured in the list of Padma awardees this year.Speaking to the media after the event, Yadav stuck to his guns, saying “Whatever I have said, I have said.”

“I said not a single dalit, adivasi, farmer is there in the list (of this year’s awardees). This has been happening
for the last 68 years,” he said.Mumbai, Apr 11 (PTI) Padma awards are given only to the “dishonest” and those from the upper echelons of society, JD(U) president Sharad Yadav said and asked socialist-minded people to spurn the honour, in remarks that could stoke a controversy.