Today, Union Minister Smriti Irani said that Congressman Rahul Gandhi gave a flying kiss as he exited the chamber following his remarks on the motion of no confidence.
Smriti Irani referred to Rahul Gandhi, who was recently re-elected to the House of Representatives, as “only a misogynist man who can blow a flying kiss to parliament that seats women MPs.”
She claimed that Mr. Gandhi’s action “lacked dignity”.
Women MPs from the BJP have protested to Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla about Mr. Gandhi’s alleged “indecent gesture” and accused him of demeaning women.
Ms Irani later told reporters that parliament has never witnessed such “misogyny”. “Never before has the “misogynistic behaviour” of a man been so visible in parliament. When the House of the people – where laws are made to protect the dignity of women – during the course of a session stands witness to a man’s misogyny, my question is should he be brought to task?,” she asked while speaking to reporters.