NCW isssues notice to Rahul Gandhi over statement on Nirmala Sitharaman

Rahul Gandhi

New Delhi | The National Commission for Women has issued a notice to Congress President Rahul Gandhi over his statement on Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.

The Commision in an issued statement stated that it has taken suo motto congnizance of the media report dated 9th January 2019 where Congress president has allegedly made remarks insulting against a women minister. The commision stated that Mr. Gandhi allegedly said,” .. the PM ran away and asked a ‘Mahila’- a veiled reference to Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman – to defend him”. The Congress president also remarked ” be a man and answer my question,” the statement added.

Speaking on the notice, NCW chairperson Rekha Sharma said, “We’ve asked explanation from Rahul Gandhi for why he said what he said yesterday in tweets. The statement was pathetic, sexist & misogynistic. That’s why we’ve sent him a notice. He has to explain what does he mean when he is trying to talk low of women.”

Rahul Gandhi yesterday in a tweet wrote, “With all due respect Modi Ji, in our culture respect for women begins at home. Stop shaking. Be a man and answer my question: Did the Air Force and Defence Ministry object when you bypassed the original Rafale deal?


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