No ‘Mall-Going, Cinema-Watching’ Girls For My Sons, Says Former Bihar CM Rabri Devi

No ‘Mall-Going, Cinema-Watching’ Girls For My Sons, Says Former Bihar CM Rabri DeviFormer Bihar chief minister Rabri Devi with husband Lalu Prasad and their two sons. (AP Dube/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

Former Bihar chief minister Rabri Devi has said that she would want her two sons to get married to ‘desi girls’ and who are just like her, reports the Financial Express. Apparently, she doesn't want girls enjoying the cinema or going to the malls to marry her sons. And, that goes against her idea of “well-cultured”.

According to the report, Rabri Devi expressed her wish for ‘desi girls’ during the seventieth birthday celebrations of husband and Rashtriya Janata Dal chief, Lalu Prasad Yadav at their residence.

Rabri said she would prefer daughters-in-law who do not like cinema halls and going to malls. She also said that she would want a “well-cultured” bride, especially for her son Tej, who according to her, is very religious.

Cinema hall aur mall jane wali ladki nahi chahiye. Ghar chalaane wali, bade buzurg ka aadar karne wali, jaise ki hum hain, waisi ladki chahiye. (I don’t want cinema hall and mall-going girls. She should be one who can look after the house, respect elders, and manage outside work, just like me),” she said as reported by Times of India.

Ironically, Lalu Prasad Yadav’s family is involved in the construction of Bihar’s largest mall which was recently halted by the centre for violation of environmental regulations and allegations of the land being benami property.