Smriti Irani questions Gandhi family’s silence over Kamal Nath’s derogatory remark against Imarti Devi
Union Minister Smriti Irani criticized former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Kamal Nath on Monday for his “derogatory” comment against State Minister Imarti Devi. Irani also criticized the Gandhi family’s silence on the issue. He said Congress was unlikely to take action against Kamal Nath.
“I don’t think the Gandhi family will take action against Kamal Nath for making such a disparaging statement against a lady. Be it Kamal Nath or Digvijaya Singh, these are the people who keep the fire burning in the Gandhi family’s kitchen.” ANI news. Smriti Irani cited, citing.
“I cannot find any justification that Kamal Nathji can give for using such a derogatory word against a female political leader (referring to BJP’s Imarti Devi as ‘item’). I cannot understand why the Gandhi family chooses to be absolutely silent.” added the minister of Union Textiles.
Meanwhile, the National Commission for Women has asked Kamal Nath for an explanation for his mockery of ‘item’ against the Minister of State Imarti Devi. The NCW has also referred the matter to the Election Commission for action.
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“The Commission strongly condemns this irresponsible and disparaging statement made by the leader. The words used in the video are highly defamatory and show a lack of respect for the dignity of a woman,” NCW said in a statement.
“At a time when we want more women to enter politics, such disrespectful comments against a female leader, who also from a person who holds such a responsible position, is very regrettable,” he said.
I can’t find any justification that Kamal Nath ji (ex MP CM) can give for using such a derogatory word against a political leader (referring to BJP’s Imarti Devi as “article”). I can’t understand why the Gandhi family chooses to keep absolute silence: Union Minister Smriti Irani pic.twitter.com/qTERPaY5yr
– ANI (@ANI) October 19, 2020
Addressing an electoral meeting on Sunday in the town of Dabra in Gwalior, where the BJP sent Imarti Devi, Nath said that the candidate for Congress was a “simple person” as opposed to the opponent who was an “element.”
Imarti Devi and 21 other MLA members loyal to Jyotiraditya Scindia had resigned from Congress and the state assembly and joined the BJP in March, in the process of overthrowing the congressional government led by Kamal Nath.
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