While struggling to hang on to his political seat, Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi is still finding time to dole out absurd remarks to the media.
In an interview with India Today, Manjhi said that most men prefer to go on outings with women other than their wives.
"Only 2-5 per cent men go on outings with their wives. Others go out on dates with other men's wives. There is nothing wrong in having a girlfriend. If you go to Patna's Eco park it's not only unmarried people who are hanging out together. If both the man and the woman are adults and their relationship is consensual, there is nothing wrong in having an affair. This a personal choice," he said.
Manjhi made this comment in the context of his own son being caught having an affair with a married police woman in August 2014.
The embattled chief minister was in Delhi to meet BJP leaders following JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar's bid to head the government. Kumar claims to have the support of 130 lawmakers. On Feb 20, Manjhi will have to win a trust vote on the floor of the Bihar legislative assembly.
“They are frightening MLAs with rumour that I am working for imposing the President’s Rule in Bihar. It’s completely untrue. If I had wished so, I would have recommended it long back. I will win trust vote on February 20,” he told reporters on Monday.
At least until the trust vote is over, Manjhi should consider not sharing his bizarre thoughts with the world.