JAMMU, Oct 15: Taking strong exception to the highly condemnable statement of Haryana, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar against Congress president Sonia Gandhi , Mahila Congress today demanded an unconditional apology from him for disrespecting women- folk.
President pradesh Mahila Congress J&K and Ex-MLA Indu Pawar slammed Khattar for his deplorable remarks against Sonia Gandhi and said Khattar’s remarks against the Congress president are a clear reflection of his and the BJP’s disrespectful attitude towards women.
“We in the Congress are committed to upholding the dignity in public life, but as a woman, I take offence to the disgraceful remark made and demand an unconditional apology,” she said while addressing protesting workers of Mahila Congress who held demonstration against statement of Khattar.
Large number of Mahila Congress activists led by Indu Pawar staged a protest demonstration against Khattar. Activists shouted slogans against Khattar and BJP for disrespecting women.
“I strongly and unequivocally condemn Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar’s remarks against Congress president Sonia Gandhi. His remarks against the Congress president are deplorable and un parliamentary, it is a clear reflection of his and the BJP’s disrespectful attitude towards women,” Pawar said adding, “Khattar statement is an attempt to lower the discourse is an attempt to divert attention from real issues.”
The Chief Minister of Haryana, she said, has no answers to real issues that are adversely impacting the people of Haryana specially women.
Mahila Congress president pointed out that Khattar has failed to project females, as Haryana has the 4th highest crime rate in the country.
Others who spokes on the occasion included Vandana Makhnotra, Reeta Kanojia, Inderjeet Kour, Gurbachan, Sunita and others.