Taking umbrage at Congress MP Sanjay Nirupam’s “indecent and derogatory” comments against its women’s wing chief Smriti Irani, the BJP on Friday slammed him saying party spokespersons hereafter would not attend TV debates in which he was participating.
“The kind of language and choice of words by Nirupam in a news channel debate against Smriti Irani, who is our MP, Mahila Morcha chief and an established TV actor, is most unfortunate and painful. He crossed all limits of decency and decorum,” said BJP chief spokesperson Ravi Shankar Prasad.
Nirupam had used defamatory, indecent, sexist language against Irani during a TV debate when the Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh election results were being discussed on Thursday.
“He has made anti-women comments and the BJP strongly condemns it. Nirupam is a Congress MP and his party is headed by a woman, yet he has made such derogatory remarks. We expect Congress president Sonia Gandhi to take action against him and apologise herself,” Prasad said.
The BJP leader said that in case Sonia did not do so, BJP workers may hold protests against her. Irani is already in the process of sending a legal notice to Nirupam.