Post Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb passing derogatory and sexist comment on Diana Hayden winning the Miss World title, here comes the reply from the beauty pageant herself. According to the latest news from CNN News 18, Hayden has said, "I am proud of my skin colour, and I am hurt with the comment." She has further said, that the CM's racist remark is highly shameful.

Deb made this highly controversial statement on Thursday, where he said that Indian beauty is the beauty that resembles Goddess Laxmi and Saraswati. But going a step further he said that “Diana Hayden was totally unworthy to be a Miss World.” The chief minister added that “it was a part of pre-fixed plan of International market to attack upon Indian local products.” Biplab Kumar in a bizarre claim added that it was because of “pre-fixed” plan that “whoever was going for Miss World Competition from India won”.

He went on to question Diana Hayden’s lack of “Indian” looks and elaborated it by saying “How can Diana Hayden become a Miss World by representing Indian Culture?” Not stopping at that, he also mentioned Aishwarya Rai in his speech by claiming that “Aishwarya Rai is okay as she somewhere can represent Indian beauty. Real Indian beauty should be like Laxmi, Saraswati, but in Diana Hayden I can’t find any of them”, said the Tripura CM.

(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on Apr 27, 2018 02:49 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website