The Chief Minister of Tripura Biplab Kumar Dev has sparked another controversial statement saying Diana Hayden doesn’t represent Indian beauty, only Aishwarya Rai does.
The decision to award Miss World and Miss Universe titles to Indian women five years in a row was market—driven, Deb said. However, the minister showered praise on the Bollywood actor Aishwarya Rai Bachchan who won the Miss World crown in 1994.
Speaking at a design workshop in Agartala, Deb said, “Indian beauty should ideally look like Goddesses Lakshmi and Saraswati. Diana Hayden did not deserve to win the Miss World Crown. Actually, it was part of a fixed plan which was hatched keeping in mind the interests of the international market. Aishwarya Rai’s victory was well deserved as she represents the Indian women in a true sense.”
“Indian women did not use cosmetics or shampoo. We washed our hair with ‘methi’ water to prevent hair fall and bathed using mud. Beauty contest organizers are international mafia that tried to capture a market of Rs 125 crore Indians with their move,” Deb quoted as saying.
He added that Indian women no longer win international beauty contests as organizers have already captured the market.
His media advisor later told the media that the Chief Minister was only trying to promote India’s own traditional ways.
Last week the minister had said that internet and satellite have existed since the era of Mahabharat at an event in Agartala.