Mumbai : Recently, Congress President Rahul Gandhi received notice from the National Commission for Women about his comments on Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.
Earlier the Congress party raised the question on Nirmala Sitharaman for her speech in Lok Sabha on Rafale deal.
Addressing a rally in Jaipur, Gandhi said on Wednesday that Modi had got a woman to defend Rafale Fighter Jet deal in parliament.
“The watchman with a 56-inch chest ran away and told a Mahila, Sitharaman Ji, to defend himself. ‘I won’t be able to defend myself, defend me.’ For two-and-a-half hours, the woman could not defend him. I had asked a straight question – answer yes or no – but she couldn’t answer,” Rahul said.
To this, Modi called Rahul sexist. “Our defence minister shut the opposition leaders in Parliament and exposed all their lies, so they have resorted to insulting her now. This is an insult to the women in the country.”
Later, Rahul, tweeted “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?”
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
Meanwhile speaking to new agency ANI NCW Chairperson Rekha Sharma said that “We have asked for an explanation from Rahul Gandhi for why he said what he said. The statement was pathetic, sexist and misogynistic. That’s why we have sent him a notice. He has to explain what he means when he is trying to talk low of women.”
The deal of Rafael Jet between France and India has come into controversy since former French President Francois Hollande revealed that he did not know why Anil Ambani’s Reliance Defense was chosen as an offset partner.