New Delhi: In a supremely crass and sexist analogy, JDU MP Ali Anwar while taking a jibe at Union Minister Smriti Irani said the textile ministry has been given to Smriti Irani to cover her body.
It’s not the first time that the JDU netas have made such remarks and exposed themselves by making chauvinistic comments.
The onus now lies on Chief Minister of Bihar Nitish Kumar to take action against his MP. The CM claims to be a champion of women rights and this seems to be the right time to set an example and come down heavily on his ‘crass’ party leaders.
Defending himself, Ali Anwar while speaking to NewsX said, “There is nothing sexual about my remark; I have not said anything wrong; no need to apologise.”
Taking on JDU neta, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Sanju Verma said, “The JDU has a history of senior party leaders speaking out of context, having misogynistic bent of mind. Rather than commenting on Smriti Irani, the JDU would do well to look into its own backyard. He has to unconditionally apologise.”
Reacting on the issue, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) member Kumar Vishwas tweeted:
— Dr Kumar Vishvas (@DrKumarVishwas) July 6, 2016