Rahul Gandhi has provoked outrage with his sexist comments while targeting Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the Rafale deal.
The National Commission for Women has issued a notice to Congress President Rahul Gandhi for his “misogynistic and offensive” remarks against Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.
Rahul Gandhi mocked the Prime Minister while addressing a rally in Rajasthan, he said —
“The PM ran away and asked a Mahila (in reference to Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman) to defend him. …be a man and answer my question (in reference to Narendra Modi).”
“The watchman with a 56-inch chest ran away and told a woman, Sitharamanji, defend me. I won’t be able to defend myself, defend me. For two and a half hours, the woman could not defend him. I had asked a straight question – answer yes or no – but she couldn’t answer.”
The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi responded to RaGa’s allegations at a rally in Agra, he said —
“For the first time, a daughter of the country has become defence minister. Our defence minister silenced all the opposition parties in parliament (in reference to Rafale) and exposed their lies. They were so stunned that now they are insulting a woman defence minister. They are insulting India’s women power.”
The NCW notes say tha Mr. Gandhi’s comments were “misogynistic, offensive and unethical and shows an extreme disrespect towards the dignity and honour of a woman.”
The Union Minister Sushma Swaraj said the comments marks a “new low” for Indian politics.
Also union minister Smriti Irani hit back at Rahul Gandhi with a tweet having a hashtag
#MisogynistRahul. The twitter community trends #BeAMan indirectly referring to Rahul Gandhi.
(The Pigeon Express Opinion – We at the pigeon express strongly condemn the language used by RaGa. However, the rafale conflict will be the focus point for the Congress party ahead of the 2019 election campaign. Both parties will try to throw mud at each other, such comments will be more visible ahead of the polls.
Coming back to the issue of rafale, the Congress allegations are against the Prime Minister himself. So the PM should be kind enough to come out in public to damage point by point the charges on the rafale saga instead of using proxies.)