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Mirge's Remarks on Women and Rape 'Insensitive': Praful Patel

Published: 29th January 2014 06:20 PM  |   Last Updated: 29th January 2014 06:20 PM   |  A+A-

Praful Patel - PTI
By PTI

NCP today disassociated itself from the remarks on women and rape made by a member of Maharashtra Commission for Women belonging to the party, saying they are "insensitive".     

"The person concerned who has made such a statement is insensitive, has no business to do it and does not belong to the NCP (Nationalist Congress Party) in any capacity for us to react and take notice of," NCP leader and Union Minister Praful Patel said here.   

 "I am hearing her name (Asha Mirge) for the first time that I should react to somebody who claims to be from my party. If at all somebody has made such an insensitive statement, we will take action if the person belongs to our party," he added.     

Dr Asha Mirge, a gynaecologist from Akola, had said girls should be mindful of their body language and attire so as not to invite the attention of potential rapists and asked why the Delhi gangrape victim went out for a late night movie show.     

Mirge spoke at NCP's youth wing convention in Nagpur yesterday where she shared the dais with party chief Sharad Pawar's MP daughter Supriya Sule.

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