NDA Women MPs demand action against Rahul Gandhi for making “inappropriate gesture” in House
9 August, 2023 | Gautam Thakral
NDA Women MPs demand action against Rahul Gandhi for making "inappropriate gesture" in House
National Democratic Alliance (NDA) women MPs wrote to Lok Sabha Speaker OM Birla demanding stern action against Rahul Gandhi, accusing the Congress MP of making improper gestures and acting indecently in the House.
“I would like to drew your attention towards the incident in the House by Rahul Gandhi, MP from Wayanad, Kerala. The said member has behaved in an indecent manner and making inappropriate gesture towards Smriti Irani, Union Minister and Member of this House while she was addressing the House. We demand stringent action against such behaviour by the Manner, which has not only insulted the dignity women members in the House, it has also brought disrepute and lowered the dignity of this august House,” the letter read.
Smriti Irani accused Rahul Gandhi of “misbehaviour”
Smriti Irani, a member of parliament for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), accused Rahul Gandhi of “misbehaviour” in the Lok Sabha.
Without naming Rahul Gandhi, Irani said, “I object to something. The one who was given the chance to speak before me displayed indecency before leaving. It is only a misogynistic man who can give a flying kiss to a Parliament which seats female members of Parliament. Such undignified conduct was never before seen in the Parliament of the country…”
“When the House of the People, where laws are made to protect the dignity of women, during the course of a session stands witness to a man’s misogyny, my question is should he be brought to task?” she added.
More than 20 female lawmakers filed a complaint alleging that the Congressman made a “inappropriate gesture” towards Irani when she was speaking in the House.
Meanwhile, Rahul Gandhi’s unparliamentary attitude has been reported, according to Union Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Shobha Karandlaje.
“This is inappropriate and indecent behaviour of a Member. Senior members are telling that this has never happened in the history of Parliament of India…What is this behaviour? What kind of a leader is he? That is why, we have complained to the Speaker to take CCTV footage of it and take action against him. This is what we have demanded,” she added.
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