Indore: Madhya Pradesh Mahila Congress on Friday took a strong exception to the statement of state Urban Development Minister Babulal Gaur, wherein he correlated skimpy dresses and incidents of sexual harassment.

Gaur reportedly told a news channel earlier in the day that short dresses of women have led to the rise in cases of sexual harassment.

Lashing out at the minister, MP Congress's women wing's Chief Archana Jaiswal said that the former chief minister "seemed to have lost his mental balance" and he should resign.

"Pervert mind is responsible for sexual harassment and not women's style of dressing," she said.

(Agencies)