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Rahul Gandhi receives notice from NCW over remark on Nirmala Sitharaman

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Rahul Gandhi receives notice from NCW over remark on Nirmala Sitharaman
10 January, 2019
Congress President Rahul Gandhi landed himself in trouble over his recent remark on Union defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman. Speaking at a rally in Jaipur, Rahul Gandhi said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi got a woman to defend him in Parliament on Rafale fighter jet deal. 

“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. For two and a half hours, the woman could not defend him. I had asked a straight question answer ‘yes or no’, but she couldn't answer,” said Gandhi.

On Thursday, National Commission for Women issued a notice to Rahul over his statement.

"We've asked explanation from Rahul Gandhi for why he said what he said y'day in 2 tweets.The statement was pathetic, sexist & misogynistic. That's why we've sent him a notice.He have to explain what does he mean when he is trying to talk low of women," NCW Chairperson Rekha Sharma told.

“What is Rahul Gandhii trying to imply with his misogynistic statement: “ek mahila say kaha meri raksha kiijiye”? Does he think women are weak? The irony is calling an accomplished defence minister of the largest democracy a weak person,” Sharma tweeted.

The NCW in the notice said, "It has been reported that you allegedly said "..... the PM ran away and asked a 'mahila '- a veiled reference to Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman - to defend him".

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