Bhopal, Mar 25: A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA has advised girls not to make boyfriends if they want everything to be well. “Why do girls make boyfriends? If they stop doing this, the atrocities against them will stop,” BJP MLA Pannalal Shakya was quoted as saying in a report.

Speaking at an event at Guna Government College on Saturday, he said that when a TV channel recently asked for his views on atrocities against women in Madhya Pradesh, he told the same thing.

Adding further, Shakya also said that boys should not adopt the modern culture of ‘making girlfriends’. He said observing International Women’s Day is a foreign tradition.

Earlier, the BJP MLA was in the news in December last year for making a remark on Virat Kohli. After the cricketers marriage to Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma in Italy, Shakya had questioned Kohli’s ‘patriotism’.