Sexist comment: Women MPs plan massive protest in Parliament, Sharad Yadav remains defiant

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| Monday, March 16, 2015 - 15:46
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NEW DELHI: Demanding an apology from the Janata Dal United (JDU) Chief Sharad Yadav who made sexist comment in Rajya Sabha last week, women MPs across party have planned a massive protest against him in Parliament on Monday.

They have united and demanded that Sharad Yadav must apologise to them for his sexist comments, else they will go on a protest within Parliament premises.

But despite the mounting criticism within Parliament, Sharad Yadav has refused to apologise on the sexist comment, claiming “Nothing wrong in the statement. I firmly stand by my statement.” 

Yadav remained defiant on his remark on South Indian women and said in Rajya Sabha, “What I have said...women are more in number in India, they are more in number the world over. I am ready to debate with anyone,” adding I did nothing wrong.

There is a widespread condemnation of Yadav's sexist shocker. DMK MP Kanimozhi has demanded Yadav’s comments remain on record and said shocked at Sharad’s defiance. 

While objecting to Sharad Yadav’s sexist remark, HRD Minister Smiriti Irani said, “Women can’t be objectified in the Parliament.” 

Sharad Yadav made the sexist comment in Rajya Sabha on South Indian women that women of South India are dark but have good bodies... During a debate on the Insurance Bill in the Rajya Sabha, Yadav said, "The women of the south are dark but they are… their bodies…," and went on to speak about their dancing skills.

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