Union suit filed by Bharatiya Janata Party seeks ban on ‘borat bath suit’
Union minister Bharatiyani Bhattacharya has filed a suit seeking the ban on “borat” bathing suits.
The suit seeks a ban on the “borate” garments, including the “naked” “bare-naked bath suit” that is seen in the advertisements.
The garments were made by a clothing company called “Bharat Dhar”, which was registered in 2006.
The company’s advertisements have been banned in the city of Mumbai.
The suits are designed to show off a man’s muscles, according to a complaint filed in the Bombay High Court.
The complainant, Naveen Patnaik, says the “bodysuit” has been made by “Bihar Dhar”.
He also says that the advertisements are “fraudulent and defamatory”.
In the complaint, Mr Patnak said the “sport” of “borating” is a “fad” and has no historical basis.
In 2010, Mr Bhatticharya was accused of defaming a television journalist by saying he has been an anti-corruption crusader and has spoken against the use of the word “bharat”.
The complainant’s complaint also alleged that the “shorts” made by the company, which are not shown on the advertisements, are designed with the purpose of showing off the “barely clothed” body.
“These shorts were made for a TV show in 2006 by a company called ‘Bharatiya Dhar’ which was a registered company,” Mr Patraik told the Hindustan Times.
The complaint also claimed that the company’s “sporting goods” were not made by an independent company.
The advertisement for “Baru” is shown at the site of the Bharati Yatra, Mumbai, India, March 28, 2021.