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Sushma Swaraj swipes at Rahul's gender jibe, says BJP gave 4 woman CMs

The Congress vice-president has received backlash from BJP and RSS over his statement

ANI  |  Ahmedabad (Gujarat) 

Sushma Swaraj
Sushma Swaraj | Photo: PTI

Emerging strong against vice-president Rahul Gandhi's remark of (BJP) being "anti-women", External Affairs Minister (EAM) has said that her party has given four women chief ministers to the country.

While interacting with over one lakh women in poll-bound at Ahmedabad on Saturday, Swaraj said, "Rivals call anti-women party but it gave four women chief ministers and four women governors to the country. Also, there are six women cabinet ministers under the Government."

She added, "I was made the EAM in May 2014 and now is the Defence Minister. Two out of four Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) members are women now."

Hailing her party, the senior leader said, "Prior to our government, no woman has ever been a member of CCS that comprises the Home Ministry, the External Affairs Ministry, Defence and Finance ministry."

Earlier, the vice-president, during a program in his rally, targeted the and the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and accused them of neglecting women and said that it wasn't interested in women's rights.

"How many women are in the Have you ever seen women in shorts working with I have never seen. You see women in the all the time. In the you will never see women," said Gandhi.

Lashing out at over his remarks, Swaraj added that these kinds of words do not suit the stature of a political leader.

The vice-president has received backlash from and over his statement, which was considered derogatory to women. earlier also demanded an apology from the leader over his remarks.

First Published: Sat, October 14 2017. 18:13 IST