Monday, June 5, 2023

NCW summons Congress leader over ‘Lataka-Jhatka’ remark against Smriti Irani

The National Commission for Women on Tuesday summoned Congress leader Ajay Rai over his “anti-women” and “derogatory” remarks against Union Minister Smriti Irani. The Uttar Pradesh Congress leader had on Monday said that Irani only comes to her constituency Amethi to perform “latka” and “jhatka”, an unflattering reference to dance moves, which provoked a sharp reaction from the BJP.

The NCW said, “The National Commission for Women has come across several media reports on a controversial remark made by Congress leader Ajay Rai against Union Minister Smriti Irani.”

“The Commission has taken cognizance of the wrongful remarks made by Shri Rai. The remarks are derogatory and highly derogatory and the Commission strongly condemns such statements.” The Commission has fixed a hearing in the matter and sent a notice to Shri Rai to appear before it on 28.12.2022 in the afternoon,” the NCW said in a statement.

read | ‘Anti-women goons’: Smriti Irani on Congress leader’s ‘latkas-jhatka’ statement

Asked whether Gandhi would contest the 2024 Lok Sabha elections from Amethi, Rai had told reporters, “It has been the seat of the Gandhi family. Rahul ji has been a Lok Sabha MP from there. Rajiv (Gandhi) ji and Sanjay have also been there.” (Gandhi) Yes, and he has served it.

Rai, who is a regional head, “Most of the factories in Amethi are on the verge of closure. Half of the factories in Jagdishpur industrial area are closed. Smriti Irani comes, shows ‘lataka-jhatka’ and leaves.” Where did the party go?

At present, Amethi is represented in the Lok Sabha by the Union Minister for Women and Child Development, Irani. Reacting to the statement, Irani said that Rahul Gandhi and his mother Sonia Gandhi needed a new screenwriter. The Union Minister for Women and Child Development had said, “You and Mummy ji need to get a new speechwriter to your Mahila Pratiksha (anti-women) goons.”

(This report has been published as part of an auto-generated syndicated wire feed. Except for the headline, no edits have been made to the copy by ABP Live.)

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