PANAJI: BJP General Secretary Ram Madhav on Sunday, December 17 said that Pandava queen Draupadi was the “first feminist in the world”.
“Draupadi was the first feminist in the world. She had five husbands; she won’t listen to any of the five. She only listened to (Lord) Krishna, who was a friend. But we never call her promiscuous,” Madhav said at the one-day Indic Thoughts festival held in Panaji
He said Draupadi was “singularly responsible” for the Mahabharata war that led to the killing of 18 lakh persons on the battlefield. The war resulted from Draupadi’s stubbornness, said Madhav, who has a Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh background.
Tweeps trolled the former RSS member for his controversial statements and asked him some serious questions.
Draupadi who was forced to marry 5 brothers is the world's first feminist according to Mr Ram Madhav.Btw, who was the world's 1st crackpot?
— PatralekhaChatterjee (@patralekha2011) December 17, 2017
And Ganesha was the first case of head transplant.
— u s kakodker (@uskakodker1) December 17, 2017
And Shikhandi was the world's first #LGBTQ rights campaigner! ✌😎
— The Onlooker (@PhaniPrasad) December 17, 2017
I always feel these so called think tank people in BJP are most shallow head and utmost idiots .What Draupadi epitomises , to understand this is beyond his comprehension
— chandan kumar (@chandan_jaihind) December 18, 2017
Babaji perhaps doesn't know that feminism is not about "not listening" to anyone, its about equal rights for men & women. Moreover, Draupadi was forced to marry 5 brothers against her wish, to hell with feminism!
— Axomiya Non-Bhakt (@n_bhakt) December 18, 2017