New Delhi: Minister of State (MoS) for Finance Shiv Pratap Shukla on Tuesday cornered Congress President Rahul Gandhi over his earlier remark on women’s safety, and claimed that the latter has “lost his mental balance.”
“The kind of statements Rahul Ji makes, it appears he has lost his mental balance. Congress party needs to fix their president’s mental condition,” Shukla told ANI.
Earlier today, the Congress President claimed that women need safeguarding from Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) MLAs (Members of Legislative Assembly).
“They talk a lot, but the Women’s Reservation Bill is long pending. Congress told them clearly that the entire party will stand by them the day they decide to pass it. They said ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’. I fail to understand whose daughter do they want to save. The daughters need to be saved from these BJP MLAs,” remarked Gandhi while addressing ‘Mahila Adhikar Sammelan’.
Reacting to Gandhi’s statement, Union Minister Smriti Irani said “India’s Defence Minister is a lady, External Affairs Minister is a lady and Lok Sabha Speaker is a lady. To disrespect women just because they are associated with BJP or RSS shows the level to which Rahul Gandhi will fall.”(ANI)