Madhya Pradesh minister Paras Chandra Jain has a formula to succeed in politics. Jain, who is the energy minister in Shivraj Singh Chouhan-led BJP government, also said: “Only those who are unmarried should be made legislators and ministers”.

The minister is himself married and is seen on video making such remarks at an event in Khandwa, around 250 kilometres from state capital Bhopal.

A report in NDTV says that the minister went on to explain why unmarried people had a better chance at being successful in politics. He said that once people got married, they start worrying about family.