Corruption is always the reason why politicians come into the spotlight. Sometimes, politicians do something which doesn’t justify the meaning of ‘khaadi’ kurta they are wearing. They make statements and comments in the public which offends and derogates women’s character.
In the recent of the comment made by an independent MLA from Maharashtra derogates the women image in the country. In a press conference, Bacchu Kadu says, “75% of MLAs drink, journalists drink. Hema Malini drinks heavily daily, did she commit suicide?”
75% of MLAs drink, journalists drink. Hema Malini drinks heavily daily, did she commit suicide?: Bacchu Kadu,Independent MLA #Maharashtra
— ANI (@ANI) April 14, 2017
This is not the first time the politicians have made sexist and misogynistic remarks on women. Earlier this year, BJP senior leader, Vinay Katiyar said, “There are so many other more beautiful female campaigners. There are heroines. So many others more beautiful.” Priyanka is one of the star campaigners of Congress for the Uttar Pradesh Assembly Elections.
Congress leader, Digvijay Singh, in a rally, said, “sau tunch maal” (totally unblemished)” referring to Meenakshi Natrajan.
Joining the ranks of the politicians who have made crass, sexist remarks, Mulayam Singh Yadav in a rally said, “Ladke hain, galti ho jaati hai” referring to a gang-rape in Mumbai’s abandoned Shakti Mills with the declaration that “boys are boys”.
In the aftermath of the Delhi 2012 gang-rape, the solution to sexual assault proposed by the Andhra Pradesh Congress chief, Botsa Satyanarayana, was simple: keep women indoors.
And the list goes on. It’s an alarming situation as these are the same people who will control the law and order in the state.