Raja Ram Pandey, UP’s Minister for Khadi and Village Industries, who had sparked a controversy by promising to get roads constructed like "Hema Malini’s and Madhuri Dixit’s cheeks" has been sacked. During his Pratapgarh visit, he had allegedly made the sexist remark which later evoked sharp criticism from political parties and social organisations.
However, this is not the first time he is in a soup over such remarks. Earlier this year, the minister went overboard praising the beauty of a senior lady bureaucrat at a function in Sultanpur in her presence. Pandey had also said that he was lucky that the district had a lady district magistrate the last time also when he was in charge of Sultanpur.