Smriti Irani reminds Congress of Karnataka MLA’s ‘enjoy rape’ comment throughout Opposition protest to sack Ajay Mishra

With the Opposition disrupting the Question Hour looking for the dismissal of Union Minister Ajay Mishra ‘Teni’ for his son’s alleged involvement within the Lakhimpur Kheri incident, Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani lashed out on the Opposition and accused them of blocking nationwide deliberation on key points linked to youngsters within the nation.

Irani additionally took robust exception to the “enjoy rape” comment by a Congress legislator in Karnataka and requested the get together to first deliver him to justice earlier than talking for ladies and kids within the nation.

When the Lok Sabha assembled Friday morning, the Opposition MPs, together with these from Trinamool Congress, Congress and Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam rushed to the Well of the House with placards and shouted slogans demanding the resignation of ‘Teni’, whose son Ashish Mishra is an accused within the October 3 Lakhimpur Kheri violence in Uttar Pradesh.

The MPs, with placards that learn ‘Amit Shah’s MoS should resign’ and ‘Modi Sack Teni’, coated Irani’s face from the cameras of Lok Sabha Television whereas she was replying to questions on malnutrition deaths.

However, she stored replying to the query and attacked the Opposition. “Today, to speak on the issue of nutrition and the efforts taken by the Government of India and the state governments, regrettably, I find esteemed Members of Parliament before me who are blocking this very essential national deliberation,” she mentioned amidst loud sloganeering by these within the Well of the House.

“It is with a sense of regret though I must here appeal to every Member, who is in the Well of the House and trying to dissuade a conversation on a national issue like nutrition, to take part in it,” she mentioned.

“I am blocked by certain gentlemen who have placards in their hands…If they truly believe in servicing the needs of poor women and children in our country, my request to them is to ensure that I speak for the women and children of this country and hear how dedicatedly the Members of Parliament would wish to discuss issues pertaining to them,” she added.

While replying to a different supplementary query, Irani slammed Congress with out naming the get together by drawing the eye of the House in the direction of a comment made by Karnataka MLA Okay R Ramesh Kumar which triggered sharp reactions from the ruling get together.

“Those gentlemen belong, especially, to a particular party. One of their representatives in Karnataka, yesterday (Thursday) said and made remarks about women, which needs to be condemned by every public representative…If you truly believe in the cause of women, first, stand here and denounce that Legislator who says that if you are raped as a woman in this country, you should enjoy it…Those men, who stand in attendance today, should go back to your political organisation, and first, bring to justice such a man. Then we will see who speaks for the women and children in this country,” Irani blasted.

Earlier within the day, Irani’s ministerial colleague and a Rajya Sabha MP from Karnataka Rajeev Chandrasekhar tweeted tagging Congress normal secretary Priyanka Gandhi. He wrote, “For the attn of @priyankagandhi who is waxing eloquent abt “misogyny”- pls dont use phrase solely in context of ur household, perceive n use it in context of all women- particularly these hv to endure Congress MLA like under joking abt rape?” {A photograph} of Kumar was additionally uploaded together with the tweet.

During the continuing Assembly session in Karnataka, Kumar advised Assembly Speaker Vishweshwar Hegde Kageri, “There’s a saying…when rape is inevitable, lie down and enjoy it. That’s exactly the position you are in.” Although Kageri had laughed in response, later, after Congress disapproved the comment, Kumar on Friday issued an apology.

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