After his sexist remark against Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman earned him the wrath of PM Modi and other BJP leaders, Congress president Rahul Gandhi hit back saying, “respect for women begins at home”.
With all due respect Modi Ji, in our culture respect for women begins at home.
Stop shaking. Be a man and answer my question: Did the Air Force and Defence Ministry object when you bypassed the original Rafale deal?
Yes? Or No? #RafaleScam
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) January 9, 2019
Earlier in the day, Gandhi landed himself in a major controversy when he said that PM Modi got a “woman” to defend him in Parliament.
Speaking at a kisan rally in Jaipur on Wednesday, Rahul Gandhi said, “Janta ki adaalat se 56-inch ki chaati wala chowkidaar bhaag gaya. Aur ek mahila se kehta hai sitharaman ji aap meri raksha kijiye, main apni raksha nahi kar paunga, aap meri raksha kijiye. Aapne dekha 2.5 hours mahila raksha nahi kar payi. (The 56-inch-chest chowkidaar ran away from the Lok Sabha. And he asked a woman, ‘Sitharaman ji please defend me, I would not be able to defend myself’. You all must have seen