‘Extremely Misogynistic And Offensive’: NCW Sends Notice To Rahul Gandhi For Comments Against Nirmala Sitharaman

‘Extremely Misogynistic And Offensive’: NCW Sends Notice To Rahul Gandhi For Comments Against Nirmala SitharamanCongress President Rahul Gandhi (Representative image) (Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)

National Commission for Women (NCW), India’s apex body to protect the rights of women, has issued a notice to Rahul Gandhi for his derogatory remarks on Raksha Mantri, Nirmala Sitharaman, reports Firstpost.

“The watchman with a 56-inch chest ran away and told a woman, Sitharaman ji, defend me. I won't be able to defend myself, defend me,” tweeted Congress President yesterday (9 January) referring to PM Modi as the ‘watchman.’

Referring to the tweet, NCW chairperson Rekha Sharma said, “We've asked explanation from Rahul Gandhi for why he said what he said yesterday in tweets. The statement was pathetic, sexist and misogynistic. That's why we’ve sent him a notice. He has to explain what does he mean when he is trying to talk low of women.”

PM Modi also accused Mr Gandhi of insulting ‘India's first woman defence minister.’

“For the first time, a daughter of the county has become defence minister. It is a matter of pride. Our defence minister silenced all the opposition parties in Parliament (on Rafale) and exposed their lies. They were so stunned that now they are insulting a woman defence minister. Not just the minister but they are insulting India's women power,” added the PM in a rally in Agra yesterday.

However, the Congress President fired another tweet later on in the morning of 9 January.