Babul Supriyo the Union Minister suggested that women must carry swords to protect themselves and also their families. He described that women are Kaali mathas and they must prove their naari shakti. He said that if someone wants to molest or take advantage they must scare them away. He was talking at a public meeting.
The anti-social elements will just get scared away if they see the swords with women he opined. He suggested that they should not get scared of anyone and must vote for the parties and the people they like.
Then you will also develop like other states he explained. He gave the example of Maharashtra, Gujarat and also UP. He was speaking West Bengal in a function largely attended by women. He said that he was not instigating anyone and was trying to help naari shakti for their own protection.