A day after the BJP accused the Congress of hurling a “deliberate sexist insult” at President Droupadi Murmu, the TMC attacked the Centre on Friday on the issue of women’s safety, citing a case of a Gujarat BJP MLA reportedly raping a lady.Due to the controversy over Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury’s “rashtrapatni” statement, both Houses of Parliament were adjourned on Friday.
“Dear PM @narendramodi and @AmitShah. Look forward to seeing you both Monday morning #ParliamentMonsoonSession. Since you are ever so eager to raise issues of Oppn disrespecting #women All of us will be waiting. 11am Monday. See you then. P.S. If 56 inch can’t come, send #2,” tweeted TMC RS MP Derek O’Brien.
The Gujarat Rural Development Minister and BJP MLA Mahmedavad Arjunsinh Chauhan is accused of rape and unlawful imprisonment of a lady. He also included a news article regarding the police’s investigation.
The TMC, in its official Twitter handle, too raised the issue of women safety referring to the same allegations.
“BJP Cabinet Minister and MLA @iarjunsinhbjp from Gujarat allegedly RAPED and ILLEGALLY CONFINED a woman. PM @narendramodi, where are your tall claims of successfully ensuring women’s safety, now? This is happening in your own home turf!
#ShameOnBJP,” it tweeted.
The BJP launched an all-out attack against the opposition party, accusing Chowdhury of making a “deliberate sexist insult” toward President Murmu, and demanded an apology from Congress leader Sonia Gandhi after a significant political dispute erupted over Chowdhury’s “rashtrapatni” remark on Thursday.
In his defence, Chowdhury, who is the leader of the Congress in Lok Sabha, said he never intended to disrespect the President and that his ‘rashtrapatni’ remark was a “slip of the tongue”.