Forty-eight-year-old Byregowda is the youngest chairman of the PAC, the post which was held by senior Congress leader HK Patil.
The insensitive remarks against women are contrary to the values of gender equality the Congress party champions, DK Shivakumar said
During the proceedings, Kumar stood up and tendered his sincere apology for the 'rape' comments
Activist Yogita Bhayana said the comment by the 'shameless' MLA came on a day when the country was observing nine years of the Delhi gangrape incident.
KR Ramesh Kumar stoked a controversy after he remarked in the Assembly that ‘when rape is inevitable, one should lie down and enjoy it’.
He served as Speaker in 1994-1999, and now in the 15th Assembly was elected unopposed on Friday.
While the BJP had nominated Rajajinagar legislator Suresh Kumar for the post, he withdrew his nomination on Friday morning.