Congress president Rahul Gandhi is dealing with a lot of problems following his sexist remark targeting Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the Rafale deal.
On Wednesday, The Congress chief had at a rally in Rajasthan, scoffed that PM Modi had a ‘mahila (woman) ‘stand by him during the Rafale debate in the parliament after which he faced a lot of criticism.
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?
Yes? Or No? #RafaleScam
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) January 9, 2019
However, actor-director Prakash Raj has now run out in defense of the Congres chief Minister saying that Rahul Gandhi’s word should be considered from a different angle also.
Prakash Raj said, “The fact still remains that the PM hid and didn’t answer on Rafale. Make the issue of the fact that the PM actually hid. Rahul Gandhi is not against women. Rahul Gandhi has appointed a transgender as the office bearer of the Cong. We should look at that also.”
The National Commission for Women (NCW) further on Thursday circulated a notice to Rahul Gandhi for supposedly making sexist remarks against Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in the Parliament.
Smriti Irani also took to twitter and tweeted on Rahul with the hashtag #MisogynistRahul, while her companion Union Minister Sushma Swaraj took to Twitter to note that the comments mark a “new low” in Indian politics.