Rahul says PM got 'a woman' to defend him on Rafale, comment earns him sexist tag

Referring to Modi as a prime minister who claimed to have a broad chest, Gandhi said, he had "run away" from a debate in Parliament on the issue.

Published: 09th January 2019 07:01 PM  |   Last Updated: 10th January 2019 12:11 PM   |  A+A-

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PM Modi (L) and Rahul Gandhi (R) (File Photos)

By Express News Service

LUCKNOW / JAIPUR: In his over-enthusiasm to put Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the mat, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday went overboard with his attack on the PM over the Rafale deal, only to find himself in the dock.

Rahul’s comments at a farmer’s rally in Jaipur that the PM ‘ran away’ from Parliament and got a ‘woman’ to defend him on the Rafale deal drew sharp reactions from all quarters, including the NCP. Rahul was referring to Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s fiery speech in Parliament the other day tearing apart the Congress chief’s allegation on the Rafale deal.

While Rahul’s comments provoked sharp response from  Modi, it also earned him the wrath of the National Commission for Women, which said it would serve a notice on Thursday over his comments on Sitharaman.In his public meeting a few hours later in Agra, Modi accused Congress leaders of insulting the country’s women.

“This is not an insult to a woman, but an insult to entire India’s women power, for which these irresponsible leaders will have to pay the price,” Modi added.

Ripping apart Rahul’s claims, Modi called his remarks ‘sexist’ and that it was the desperation of Congress party which came out in the form of attack on country’s defence minister who is a lady. Modi said Sitharaman tore into every allegation and answered all questions.

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  • Suresh

    Why is BJP not taking action on an MP who does not respect women ?????
    6 days ago reply
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